About Chewa

Name:

Chewa (CHEH – WAH)

Sex:

Male

Date of birth:

16 September 2012

Job title:

Tuberculosis Detection Rat

Birthplace:

Morogoro, Tanzania

Current Location:

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Length:

78cm

Weight:

1.36kg

Favourite food:

Banana

Personality:

Hard worker and very active


Top 5 facts

  1. Tuberculosis ranks as the world’s first leading cause of death from an infectious disease
  2. For every additional patient placed on TB treatment, HeroRATs like Chewa potentially halts the spread of TB to up to 10 other people per year
  3. HeroRATs like Chewa screen a hundred samples in 20 minutes, this can take a lab technician up to four days
  4. Chewa and the HeroRATs have ledped raise detection rats in public clinics by over 40%
  5. There are approximately 9 million new global cases of tuberculosis per year and causing the deaths of 1.5 million people

 

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Chewa in the media

The rats who sniff out tuberculosis

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Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons

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Chewa The Lab Rat Has A Great Job, Good Retirement Benefits

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Chewa’s Impact last month

TB Samples Sniffed

1,983

Accuracy (Known Samples)

87%

Additional Samples Indicated

38

Adoption packages for Chewa

Select the package that works best for you

Monthly
Adoption

$7.00
Monthly


Annual
Adoption

$77.00
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.