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News for February 2016

Launch of “Heart on Your Sleeve” Social Media Campaign

26 February 2016

Broome based artist Edwin Mulligan supports Heart on Your Sleeve

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Australian Medical Student visits BeatRHD Zambia team in Lusaka

18 February 2016

Medical Student researcher Shannon Marantelli was visiting family in Zambia recently when the opportunity arose to visit the BeatRHD Zambia team in Lusaka.

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World Heart Federation Statement on global shortage of BPG at WHO Executive Board

16 February 2016

Founding member of RHD Action, the World Heart Federation, made a statement on the global shortage of Benzathine Penicillin G at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting, held from 25-30 January at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Exciting employment opportunites with Telethon Kids Institute

12 February 2016

The Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia are currently seeking candidates for a number of roles within their Group A Streptococcus research team. Both of these roles will work across a range of research projects that feed into the END RHD CRE with a focus on rheumatic heart disease control in the Australian context.

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Global Strategy Statement delivered at WHO Executive Board

11 February 2016

The World Heart Federation, a founding member of RHD Action, delivered a statement calling for more action to tackle rheumatic heart disease in women, children and adolescents at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting, held from 25-30 January in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Take Heart: Making RHD a household phrase

11 February 2016

Take Heart is a global communications project designed to make the largely invisible issue of Rheumatic Heart Disease visible to those who have the greatest hand in its prevention.

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RHD Action launches Universal Health Coverage Policy Brief at 138th Session of the WHO Executive Board

11 February 2016

RHD Action launched its Policy Brief ‘Integration, Integration, Integration: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage’ to policy experts and decision-makers at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held from 25-30 January in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Implementation of Egyptian RHD Program

11 February 2016

Last year the Egyptian Ministry of Health began the implementation of its National Program for Rheumatic Heart Disease.

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New Research Project: Adverse reactions to BPG

10 February 2016

RhEACH are working with researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute, including a Medical Student researcher from the University of Western Australia in Perth to better understand adverse reactions to benzathine penicillin G.

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Launch of the Machakos Rheumatic Heart Disease Club

04 February 2016

Attendees of the launch event for the new Machakos RHD Patient Support Club

 

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