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News for August 2015

News from Sudan - National RHD Awareness Day

18 August 2015

Sponsored by the Sudanese Children's Heart Society and Premier Company for Food Products, Sudan celebrated National RHD Awareness Day on 17 August 2015.

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RHD Beat | Edition 2

06 August 2015

Second edition of RHD Beat

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Success in Sudan for RHD Prevention and Control

05 August 2015

Dr Sulafa Ali and her team at the Sudan Heart Institute in Khartoum have made great strides in increasing public hea

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WHF RHD Side Event at the World Health Assembly

05 August 2015

The World Heart Federation (WHF) hosted a side event at the 68th World Health Assembly on 18 May 2015, entitled: ‘

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New factsheet on the link between skin sores and RF

05 August 2015

Can skin sores cause rheumatic fever? - bit.ly/1HLi1F6

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RHD Week in South Africa

04 August 2015

4 - 10 August is Rheumatic Heart Disease week in South Africa, focusing on increased awareness, increased screening and better management -

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Penicillin research invitation

04 August 2015

Researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth are beginning work on a project to analyse the quality of benzathine penicillin G (BPG) samples from around the world.

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Launch of the END RHD CRE

04 August 2015

The launch of the END RHD CRE took place at the University of Sydney in May during the week of the RHD Australia Annual Conference, making the most of the opportunity to have the broader Australian

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Updates to the diagnostic Jones Criteria for rheumatic fever

04 August 2015

Diagnosis of RF is a high stakes decision – incorrect diagnosis may lead to years of unnecessary injections or a missed opportunity to prevent and protect against heart valve damage.

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