About Carolina

Name:

Carolina (CAH-RO-LEE-NAH)

Sex:

Female

Date of birth:

05 September 2016

Job title:

Tuberculosis Detection Rat

Birthplace:

Morogoro, Tanzania

Current Location:

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Length:

64 cm

Weight:

1.01 kg

Favourite food:

Watermelon

Personality:

Cheeky and dedicated


Top 5 facts

  1. Tuberculosis ranks as the world’s leading cause of death from an infectious disease, claiming 1.7 million lives worldwide every year
  2. For every additional patient placed on TB treatment, HeroRATs like Carolina potentially help halt the spread of TB to up to 15 other people per year
  3. A TB detection rat can check 100 sputum samples for TB in as little as 20 minutes. This would typically take a lab technician up to 4 days using conventional microscopy. Any suspect samples are then re-checked using WHO endorsed confirmation tests.
  4. Carolina and the HeroRATs have helped raise detection rates in our partner public clinics by 40%
  5. In Sub-Saharan Africa, half of the TB patients remain undiagnosed or untreated and globally this number is as high as 4.1 million. These ‘missed’ TB positive patients usually include the most vulnerable and those without proper access to care

 

Your support is helping people like Nuelma

“APOPO has increased TB case detection rates in partner clinics by 40%”

CAROLINA’s Impact last month

TB Samples Sniffed

TBC

Accuracy (Known Samples)

TBC

Additional Samples Indicated

TBC

Adoption packages for CAROLINA

Select the package that works best for you

Monthly
Adoption

$9.00
Monthly


Annual
Adoption

$99.00
Yearly


Heres what you'll receive

Welcome pack

A digital ten page Welcome Pack stacked full of pictures, facts, figures, and quotes that will tell you everything you need to know.

Adoption Certificate

A digital certificate of adoption with your name on it.

Monthly Impact Updates

Monthly updates direct to your email inbox to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from the field.