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News for August 2016

The results are in: Rheumatic Heart Disease Civil Society Survey

29 August 2016

Between July and August 2016, the World Heart Federation carried out a survey of RHD civil society on behalf of RHD Action. The survey was designed to assess the needs and priorities of the RHD community, with the aim of informing decision-makers about what is needed to improve RHD prevention and control.

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New study in Northern Uganda suggests familial link for RHD

17 August 2016

A new study in the Gulu District of Northern Uganda has found that children with RHD ‘had a 4.5 times greater chance of having a sibling with definite RHD’.

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RHD Action at the WHO Regional Meetings

10 August 2016

From August – October, the World Heart Federation – on behalf of RHD Action – will be sending representatives to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee Meetings, which are held each year to set policy and to approve budgets and programmes of work for each of the 6 WHO regions.

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2016 National Rheumatic Fever Week – South Africa

06 August 2016

To coincide with National Rheumatic Fever Week in South Africa – which this year takes place from 01-06 August – the South African Medical Journal has published two articles and a letter focusing on rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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Fiji launches National Rheumatic Fever Information System

03 August 2016

The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services recently launched the Rheumatic Fever Information System (RFIS) which was formally launched by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Jone Usamate.

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