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2014-10-28

Rat reinforcements to Angola

  Today, 20 fully trained APOPO mine-detection HeroRATs will be setting off to support their veteran rodent colleagues in Angola. Uhuru (pictured) and his fellow HeroRATs have spent the last 9 months in APOPO’s training and research center in Morogoro, Tanzania, learning to detect the insidious weapons that terrorize communities across the globe. Landmines kill and maim thousands of innocent men, women and children all over the world every year. As well as physical casualties, landmine...
2014-08-04

Cluster bomb treaty - 4th Anniversary

Cluster bomb treaty - 4th Anniversary
The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on 1 August 2010 and bans all use of cluster munitions as well as requiring clearance of cluster munitions remnants, destruction of stockpiles, and the provision of assistance for victims. ...
2014-06-27

Maputo Review Conference

Maputo Review Conference
By Ashley Fitzpatrick, Apopo Mozambique, 27 June 2014   Wednesday saw Mozambique celebrating Independence Day meaning that there was no general session at the conference. However at an exciting side event titled “Bridges between Worlds: The ...
2014-06-26

APOPO’s newest recruits

APOPO’s newest recruits
APOPO’s breeding center welcomed 9 new pups in 3 different nests about a month ago. Our future lif...
2014-06-24

The Conference Begins

The Conference Begins
  By Ashley Fitzpatrick, Apopo Mozambique   The Third Review conference was officially ...
2014-06-17

APOPO attends the Third Mine Ban Treaty Review Conference

APOPO attends the Third Mine Ban Treaty Review Conference
This week, from 23-27 June, APOPO delegates will be attending the Third Mine Ban Treaty Review Confe...
2014-04-02

APOPO expands to Vietnam and Lao PDR

APOPO expands to Vietnam and Lao PDR
The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has partnered with APOPO to provide funds  for APOPO t...
2014-03-20

World Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2014 - Reach the three million

World Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2014 - Reach the three million
Every year 9 million people globally are infected with tuberculosis (TB) yet about 3 million of thos...
2014-03-05

International Women's Day - Inspiring Change

International Women's Day - Inspiring Change
This Saturday is International Women’s Day and APOPO would like to take the opportunity to express...
2014-03-04

International Women's Day - Margarida Luis Sitoe

International Women's Day - Margarida Luis Sitoe
“My name is Margarida Luis Sitoe and I am a manual deminer for APOPO. This means that I use my met...
2014-03-04

International Women's Day - Nuelma Muhate

International Women's Day - Nuelma Muhate
"Rats are one of the cleverest and most intelligent species I know of. Many people people are surpri...
2014-02-12

HeroRats closer to Cambodia

HeroRats closer to Cambodia
APOPO is about to complete training and testing of 10 mine detection rats (MDR) in our tra...
2014-02-12

44% TB detection rate increase – APOPO Mozambique

44% TB detection rate increase – APOPO Mozambique
APOPO’s new TB clinic in Maputo has successfully managed to increase the TB case detection rate of...
2013-12-02

APOPO supports Meeting of states parties to the mine ban convention (2-5 December 2013)

APOPO supports Meeting of states parties to the mine ban convention (2-5 December 2013)
The Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (13MSP) started today in Geneva, Swi...
2013-12-02

APOPO honors International Day of Persons with disabilities, 3 December 2013

APOPO honors International Day of Persons with disabilities, 3 December 2013
The 3rd of December is International Day of Persons with disabilities. According to UN estimates, ov...
2013-11-26

APOPO signs MOU with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia

APOPO signs MOU with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia
In a meeting on the 25th of November at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperatio...
2013-10-24

Rats pass external accreditation test in Angola, now ready for deployment

Rats pass external accreditation test in Angola, now ready for deployment
APOPO’s mine detection rats that were dispatched to Angola earlier this year have passed the exter...
2013-10-18

APOPO takes part in The Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge

APOPO takes part in The Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge
APOPO has joined in the Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, which will give our support...
2013-10-07

Mine Risk Education in Thailand

Mine Risk Education in Thailand
Thailand is affected by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), the result of conflicts on its bo...
2013-10-02

APOPO receives fund from Revuboè

APOPO receives fund from Revuboè
Our APOPO Mozambique programme received a 220,000 USD humanitarian fund (including the purchase of o...
2013-09-18

APOPO supports the universalization of the convention on cluster munitions

APOPO supports the universalization of the convention on cluster munitions
Friday 13 2013 saw the final day of the 4th Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cl...
2013-08-28

Ironman Ethan's Big Day!

Ironman Ethan's Big Day!
On Sunday 18th August, long-term APOPO and HeroRAT supporter Ethan Herschenfeld competed in the Mont...
2013-08-16

German ambassador to Thailand signs agreement in Bangkok

German ambassador to Thailand signs agreement in Bangkok
In a signing ceremony at the German Embassy in Bangkok on 14 August, 2013 His Excellency Ambassador ...
2013-07-08

Mine Risk Education (MRE) at the Thai-Cambodian border

Mine Risk Education (MRE) at the Thai-Cambodian border
 Mine Risk Education (MRE) is a life-saving activity conducted by APOPO –PRO teams with populatio...
2013-04-04

International Day for Mine Awareness: Innovation and Impact in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness: Innovation and Impact in Mine Action
There are currently 66 countries and 7 territories around the world that are affected by landmines a...
2013-01-26

APOPO ranks #11 on The Global Journal Top 100 NGOs list

APOPO ranks #11 on The Global Journal Top 100 NGOs list
The Global Journal has published its 2013 list of the 'Top 100 NGOs', and APOPO is ranked 11 overall...
2012-12-27

Gaza province declared Mine-free a year before the deadline.

Gaza province declared Mine-free a year before the deadline.
APOPO the sole demining operator for the Gaza province has handed over a mine-free community to the ...
2012-12-15

Stakeholders' workshop for TB operations in Tanzania

Stakeholders' workshop for TB operations in Tanzania
APOPO conducted an information session and workshop for its stakeholders in Morogoro on 15 December ...
2012-12-05

Mine Detection Rats commence training and detection work in Angola

Mine Detection Rats commence training and detection work in Angola
15 trained rats that were recently sent to strengthen APOPO's Angola Mine Action Program have starte...
2012-12-04

APOPO Partners with Local Group to Improve Follow Up

APOPO Partners with Local Group to Improve Follow Up
APOPO has entered a partnership with MKUTA in order to increase patient notification to 90% by the e...
2012-11-05

APOPO Improves Its TB Detection Process

 APOPO Improves Its TB Detection Process
Experiments by APOPO's behavioral research team have led to a way to increase productivity, decrease...
2012-10-26

Mozambique TB Team Deployed

 Mozambique TB Team Deployed
As part of the expansion of APOPO's Tuberculosis Detection Program division into Mozambique, three t...
2012-10-16

Mozambique Mine Action Has A New Ladies Team

Mozambique Mine Action Has A New Ladies Team
APOPO's Mine Action Program in Mozambique has a brand new all ladies demining team recruited to cont...
2012-09-28

APOPO signs an MOU with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)

APOPO signs an MOU with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)
CMAC and APOPO have agreed to work on a project for supporting the implementation of two CMAC Baseli...
2012-08-17

Cycling For A Cause

Cycling For A Cause
August 20th APOPO will be represented by the Sosense cycling team as it makes its way along the Haut...
2012-07-18

Our Growing List of Publications

Our Growing List of Publications
From our Research & Development headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania, we are pleased to have three...
2012-06-30

Only the Brave Foundation sponsor 50 HeroRATs!

Only the Brave Foundation sponsor 50 HeroRATs!
We are very happy to report that the Only the Brave Foundation has agreed to support 50 Detection Ra...
2012-06-15

APOPO Mine Action starts up in Angola

APOPO Mine Action starts up in Angola
APOPO has partnered with Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) in Angola to provide 40 Mine Detection Rats (MD...
2012-05-31

2,500 lives changed and counting

2,500 lives changed and counting
2,500. That?s the number of lives that have been changed since starting our unique Tuberculosis Det...
2012-04-27

APOPO welcomes TeKimiti Gilbert as Head of Mine Action

APOPO welcomes TeKimiti Gilbert as Head of Mine Action
APOPO is pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new Head of Mine Action to our team. TeKimiti G...
2012-04-04

Measuring APOPO's impact on International day for Mine Awareness

Measuring APOPO's impact on International day for Mine Awareness
April 4th marks International Day for Mine Awareness, and APOPO remains dedicated to our mission of ...
2012-04-01

APOPO's 2011 Annual Report now available

APOPO's 2011 Annual Report now available
To read more about our success and challenges in 2011, please click here to download our latest Annu...
2012-02-25

Dr. Jane Goodall pays a visit to APOPO

Dr. Jane Goodall pays a visit to APOPO
Internationally renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall spent a morning with the...
2012-02-22

Surveying the Thai-Cambodian border

Surveying the Thai-Cambodian border
Along the Thai-Cambodian border, the APOPO-PRO survey teams have now detailed more than 50 million s...
2012-02-15

A life affected by APOPO's work

A life affected by APOPO's work
Azarias is one of many people affected by landmines in Mozambique. In 1981, he lost his right leg af...
2012-02-01

Add a little Mojo, or say it with a Blossom, this Valentine's Day

Add a little Mojo, or say it with a Blossom, this Valentine's Day
February 14th is a day dedicated to love: romantic love, familial love, and friendly love. But who&r...
2012-01-27

APOPO ranks 24th in global list of the Top 100 NGOs

APOPO ranks 24th in global list of the Top 100 NGOs
This month, The Global Journal published its inaugural “Top 100 Best NGOs” list, the fir...
2012-01-25

KKNH sponsors "Elvis" the HeroRAT

KKNH sponsors
The mission of German NGO Kriegskindernothilfe (KKNH) is to provide emergency aid for child victims ...
2012-01-10

TB Workshop a top success

TB Workshop a top success
In December, APOPO held a successful TB workshop at our headquarters in Tanzania. Representatives of...
2012-01-02

APOPO HQ: Training, Research, and Development

APOPO HQ: Training, Research, and Development
This year, our HeroRAT Headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania, continued transforming ordinary African g...
2011-12-30

TB Detection: Saving Lives, Crossing Borders

TB Detection: Saving Lives, Crossing Borders
Our Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Program, based at our headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania, served as ...
2011-12-29

APOPO-PRO Progress in Thailand

APOPO-PRO Progress in Thailand
Our Thailand Mine Action Program headed into the field for the first time in 2011. Equipped with 25 ...
2011-12-22

Mozambique Mine Action Achievements

Mozambique Mine Action Achievements
This year was filled with milestones for our Mozambique Mine Action Program. Thanks to the intrepid ...
2011-12-18

Give a rat, help save lives this holiday season!

Give a rat, help save lives this holiday season!
Move over, Kindle and iPad: this season?s hottest holiday gifts have four legs, long tails, and snif...
2011-12-15

HeroRATs are Second Winners in McKinsey's Social Innovation Video Contest

HeroRATs are Second Winners in McKinsey's Social Innovation Video Contest
After 10 days of voting, with over 5,000 votes cast and thousands of supportive Tweets and Facebook ...
2011-12-01

Vote for HeroRATs in the McKinsey Social Innovation Video Contest!

Vote for HeroRATs in the McKinsey Social Innovation Video Contest!
The HeroRATs’ skill at hamming it up for the camera has paid off: we’re excited to annou...
2011-11-26

A mine action milestone for Mozambique

A mine action milestone for Mozambique
As the year is drawing to a close, so too are our team?s Mine Action efforts in the Gaza Province of...
2011-11-10

"Poppies for Peace" sprouts support for APOPO

It’s a beautiful garden for a great cause: the Klaprozen voor Vrede (“Poppies for Peace&...
2011-11-07

Ashoka Globalizer Summit steps up social change

Ashoka Globalizer Summit steps up social change
Between 5 – 7 November, APOPO’s Founder, Bart Weetjens, along with 14 other Ashoka Fello...
2011-10-25

TB sniffing rats on the move to Mozambique

TB sniffing rats on the move to Mozambique
In an exciting new development, APOPO?s proposal to expand our Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Program i...
2011-10-18

Thailand Mine Action Program update

Thailand Mine Action Program update
A mine action workshop on ?Enhanced Operational Approaches through the Application of Land Release M...
2011-10-17

TakePart feature: A Nose Knows

TakePart feature: A Nose Knows
TakePart travelled to the Skoll World Forum in England earlier this year, to pick the brains of the ...
2011-10-12

Raising a GOOD question about giant rats in Thailand

Raising a GOOD question about giant rats in Thailand
One good thing a day – that’s the promise of GOOD. Over 180,000 online subscribers recei...
2011-10-10

Tanzania's Uhuru 50th Anniversary

Tanzania's Uhuru 50th Anniversary
Earlier this month, APOPO’s HeroRATs stepped out to join the celebrations of Tanzania’s ...
2011-10-07

Section Commander killed in accidental mine blast in Mozambique

Section Commander killed in accidental mine blast in Mozambique
One of APOPO’s Section Commanders in Mozambique, Zarco Mangana Matambo, was killed in an anti-...
2011-10-04

Good Gifts Catalogue: for gifts that really count

Good Gifts Catalogue: for gifts that really count
For the savvy shopper who is looking for a gift that gives back, look no further than this year&rsqu...
2011-10-01

Curbing the spread of TB, one sniff at a time

Curbing the spread of TB, one sniff at a time
Our Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Program, based in Tanzania, continues to slow the spread of TB thank...
2011-10-01

Schnüffelnd die Ausbreitung von TBC eindämmen

Schnüffelnd die Ausbreitung von TBC eindämmen
Die Mitarbeiter und Spürratten in unserem Tuberkuloseerkennungsprogramm in Tansania arbeiten we...
2011-09-23

Ashoka Team visits HeroRAT HQ in Tanzania

Ashoka Team visits HeroRAT HQ in Tanzania
Earlier in the month, APOPO was honored to host a visit from two members of Ashoka’s team. Val...
2011-09-19

An interview with APOPO's founder airs on Radio ABC Melbourne

An interview with APOPO's founder airs on Radio ABC Melbourne
Radio 774 ABC Melbourne chatted with our founder, Bart Weetjens, during their show on September...
2011-09-16

HeroRATs featured on Discovery Canada's "Daily Planet"

HeroRATs featured on Discovery Canada's
On September 15, audiences of Discovery Canada’s “Daily Planet” were treated to an...
2011-09-02

Making the move: Mozambique to Thailand

Making the move: Mozambique to Thailand
Andrew Sully, our previous Mozambique Program Manager, made the move to Thailand last month to lead ...
2011-08-29

A new addition to our Mine Action team

A new addition to our Mine Action team
Tesfazghi Tewelde (or Tess, for short) recently landed in Mozambique to take up the role of Program ...
2011-08-29

Verstärkung für unser Minenräumungsteam in Mosambik

Verstärkung für unser Minenräumungsteam in Mosambik
Tesfazghi Tewelde (kurz: Tess) ist vor kurzem in Mosambik gelandet, um die Position des Programmmana...
2011-08-22

2.6 million meters cleared & counting

2.6 million meters cleared & counting
APOPO’s Mine Action team in Mozambique has ensured the safe return of over 2.6 million square ...
2011-08-19

Selemani & Abdullah: Looking back

Selemani & Abdullah: Looking back
HeroRAT trainers Selemani and Abdullah have each been working with APOPO for nearly nine years, and ...
2011-08-15

Subiaco Rotaract Club goes wild for HeroRATs

Subiaco Rotaract Club goes wild for HeroRATs
On the evening of August 12, more than 200 revelers joined the Rotaract Club of Subiaco in Western A...
2011-08-15

Der ?Subiaco Rotaract Club? außer Rand und Band ? für die HeroRATs

Der ?Subiaco Rotaract Club? außer Rand und Band ? für die HeroRATs
Am Abend des 12. August kamen mehr als 200 Nachtschwärmer zum Rotaract Club of Subiaco in Westa...
2011-08-05

TMAC visits APOPO-PRO operations in Trat

TMAC visits APOPO-PRO operations in Trat
Between the 20th and 22nd of July, TMAC (Thailand Mine Action Center) invited representatives from t...
2011-08-01

New Developments in our TB Detection Program

New Developments in our TB Detection Program
Our Tuberculosis Detection Center here in Tanzania continues to make great progress ? proving that o...
2011-07-30

Join us on betterplace.org!

Join us on betterplace.org!
We recently joined betterplace.org, a platform which connects people (or in our case, rats!) in need...
2011-07-21

Our 2010 TB detection results published in the Pan African Medical Journal

Our 2010 TB detection results published in the Pan African Medical Journal
In 2010, APOPO’s tuberculosis (TB) detection rats screened 26,665 sputum samples from 12,329 p...
2011-07-11

APOPO nominated for a Katerva Award

APOPO nominated for a Katerva Award
The APOPO team is proud to announce that our work has been nominated for a Katerva Award! Katerva, a...
2011-07-04

On the Up team profiles APOPO's founder

On the Up team profiles APOPO's founder
On June 15th, APOPO and the HeroRATs welcomed intrepid social entrepreneurs, Rob and Nikki Wilson, t...
2011-06-20

Mozambique Mine Action Update

Mozambique Mine Action Update
Our Mozambique Mine Action team continues to achieve great results, as our HeroRATs spend their days...
2011-06-17

Give a rat. Help save lives.

Give a rat. Help save lives.
Looking for a unique gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Give him a HeroRAT adoption and help...
2011-06-13

APOPO honored with a visit of royalty

APOPO honored with a visit of royalty
On June 5, APOPO was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium to our headq...
2011-06-01

Thailand program update

Thailand program update
APOPO´s newly established project in Thailand, conducting non-technical and technical survey a...
2011-05-20

HeroRATs on RNW's Earth Beat

HeroRATs on RNW's Earth Beat
Earth Beat - War (Source: Radio Netherlands Worldwide) - APOPO's mine detection HeroRATs are feature...
2011-05-12

APOPO announces visit of HRH Princess Astrid

APOPO announces visit of HRH Princess Astrid
APOPO is honored to host the upcoming visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, and he...
2011-05-06

Download our 2010 Annual Report

Download our 2010 Annual Report
Read all about the exciting progress of APOPO and the HeroRATs in 2010: download our latest Annual R...
2011-04-11

Trendsetting APOPO at the WCMP

Trendsetting APOPO at the WCMP
APOPO founder, Bart Weetjens, spread the word about the great work our HeroRATs are doing at the Wor...
2011-04-04

Collaborative action at Skoll World Forum

Collaborative action at Skoll World Forum
APOPO's HeroRATs were represented by our founder, Bart Weetjens, at this year's Skoll World Forum (S...
2011-03-28

APOPO's Board meets in Belgium

APOPO's Board meets in Belgium
APOPO's Board met in Belgium to discuss the outcomes of our recent Strategic Planning Week at our he...
2011-03-21

Candles for Peace help train heroes

Candles for Peace help train heroes
A special thank you to all members of the Pax Christi Peace Group in Gelnhausen, Germany, for their ...
2011-03-14

APOPO-PRO Thailand project takes off

APOPO-PRO Thailand project takes off
APOPO has made significant progress in setting up our Thailand Mine Action Program, with the support...
2011-03-07

Full accreditation for our newest heroes

Full accreditation for our newest heroes
Congratulations are in order for five handlers and seven HeroRATs in Mozambique! In order to prepare...
2011-02-28

Mozambique Mine Action results in 2011

Mozambique Mine Action results in 2011
APOPO and the HeroRAT team in Mozambique are off to a great start for 2011! So far, we've cleared ov...
2011-02-21

Newest Additions to APOPO

Newest Additions to APOPO
APOPO is thrilled to welcome the latest additions to the HeroRAT team here in Tanzania: Amani Mwaka...
2011-01-20

Rats vital in curbing spread of TB

Rats vital in curbing spread of TB
Almost 5,000 people die from tuberculosis (TB) every day and drug-resistant TB is spreading quickly ...