Spotlight on nominee APOPO

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nominee APOPO

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee APOPO, nominated by donor Stephanie. APOPO train rats to save lives, addressing global issues like landmines and tuberculosis through R&D and deployment of scent detection technology. You can find their web site here.

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About nominee APOPO

For 20 years APOPO’s scent detection rats have been detecting landmines and tuberculosis. Learn more about our work and how you can help.

The Problem

Over 60 countries are contaminated with hidden landmines and other explosive remnants of war, that cause tragic accidents and hamper communities from developing their productive land.

Meanwhile, slow and inaccurate detection methods make tuberculosis the world’s most deadly infectious disease. 10 million new people contract TB every year, 3 million go undiagnosed, and 1.8 million die from the disease.

The Solution

The APOPO scent detection rats, nicknamed 'HeroRATs', help to rid the world of landmines and tuberculosis, returning safe land back to communities for development, and freeing people from serious illness so they can get back on their feet.

So visit the page of nominee APOPO to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this short video explaining the timeliness of this nomination, now that it's 2020, the Year of the (Hero)Rat!

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