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February Heartbeat story on the RHD register established in Sabah state at Queen Elisabeth II Hospital.
The Ministry of Health in Darfur, with funding from the WHO Country office, has conducted a campaign to control RHD in Darfur.
The Heart Hope Club; a support and advocacy group for people affected by children’s heart disease was launched in Jos, Nigeria in November 2014.
A training resource for health workers has recently been made available online.
The global RHD community was saddened by the death of Professor Gene Stollerman in September 2014 at the age of 93.
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia have recently awarded 5 years of funding for a Centre of Research Excellence to develop an ‘endgame’ for RHD in Australia.
Red Dust Role Models partner with remote Indigenous communities to work with youth in a bid to ensure that improved health outcomes are perceived by and recognized in all Australians.
In late 2014, PASCAR and WHF awarded small grants for advocacy projects on RHD. These have funded:
"In Tanzania we are preparing for the implementation of a RHD prevention and control program. Discussions are underway with local assessment and implementing partners.
The work of Case Western Reserve University and colleagues in Uganda continues to progress RHD control in the country, in part by leveraging existing HIV/AIDS infrastructure.
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