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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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WikiCardio: iniciativa de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología

13 September 2018

Sitio web gratuito con información confiable sobre temas cardiológicos desarrollado por expertos de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología para pacientes.

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

12 September 2018

The first round of the RHD Action Small Grants Programme was a huge success last year and we are happy to offer a second year of the Programme thanks to generous support from Medtronic Foundation.

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OPPORTUNITY: “Step Up!” AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme

12 September 2018

“Step Up!” AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme

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“That heart sickness”: Young Aboriginal People’s Understanding of Rheumatic Fever (Research Review)

30 August 2018

An article published this month in Medical Anthropology - a peer-reviewed journal publishing cross-cultural studies in Health and Illness- reports on research that blended the disciplines of Public Health and Sociolinguistics around the topic of rheumatic fever (RF).

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