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RHD Action Small Grant: Training and Supporting Health Care Providers in Eastern Nepal

11 April 2019

Project Title: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of Rheumatic Heart Disease among Health Care Providers in Eastern Nepal: Measuring the Impact of an Educational Intervention

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Opportunity: Young Health Programme Scholarship

11 April 2019

Through the Young Health Programme (YHP), AstraZeneca works to engage and empower young people with information so that they can make healthy choices today that will lead to better health later in life. Youth are at the heart of YHP’s activities providing young people with a powerful voice in identifying their own health needs as well as planning and delivering solutions.

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Living with RHD and managing pregnancy: Zafirah and Livini

08 March 2019

Livini and Zafirah are both from Fiji and as well as living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) they also share similar experiences of the challenges of pregnancy for women living with RHD and the importance of close medical support.

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Funding Opportunity: PCNA Nursing Research Grant

08 March 2019

Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) partners with the American Nurses Foundation to provide a grant to conduct a research project in the area of CVD prevention. All applications must be completed by May 1, 2019.

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Strep A bacteria kill half a million a year. Why don’t we have a vaccine?

18 February 2019

Strep A is among the deadliest pathogens in the world – yet we’ve never prioritised making a vaccine. Emily Sohn uncovers the cost of ignoring this problem, and meets those taking the fight to this silent killer.

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Words from Arnhem land: Aboriginal health messages need to be made with us rather than for us

22 November 2018

Australian First Nations people waiting for appointments at Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations around the country will now see culturally relevant and locally produced content on the waiting room TVs.

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RHD Action Announces 2018 Small Grants Programme Recipients (Open Round)

08 November 2018

RHD Action is pleased to announce the recipients of the open round of the RHD Action Small Grants programme. Four proposals were selected from almost 40 high quality submissions with projects set in Rwanda, Cameroon, the Philippines and Uganda.

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Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

16 October 2018

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming a female life every minute. Yet it is often seen as a “man’s disease.” This disparity is magnified in sub-Saharan Africa, where we have recently conducted an investigation into the experiences of women living with rheumatic heart disease.

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Paediatric Cardiologist Professor Liesl Zühlke wins Prestigious African Research Leader Award

15 October 2018

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke (and board member of RhEACH) has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development (MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

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World Heart Day 2018: People at the Heart of the RHD Community

29 September 2018

Happy World Heart Day! On this day and every day, people are at the heart of the RHD community: both those living with the disease and the health workers who care for them. On World Heart Day this year we would like to take the opportunity to amplify some of their stories which they have shared with us over the last few years with the aim of raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease

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