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News for October 2016

RHD Action at the 2016 WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific Region

28 October 2016

From 10-14 October 2016, the World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – joined Ministers of Health and other key stakeholders in Manila, Philippines, for the 67th Committee Meeting of the WHO’s Western Pacific Region.

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RHD Action attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

28 October 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – was pleased to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt.

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Listen to my Heart: Global RHD Community meet to discuss research agenda

26 October 2016

On 12 September 2016, representatives drawn from different parts of the RHD community met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss how to strengthen and develop a qualitative and sociological research agenda for rheumatic heart disease. 

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Global landmarks lit up in red for World Heart Day 2016

20 October 2016

World Heart Day is the World Heart Federation's (and the world's!) biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease and this year Cape Town’s Table Mountain joined the list of global landmarks that were lit up in red on Thursday 29 September 2016. This year some of the 27 illuminated landmarks around the world were in Geneva, Dubai, Auckland, NZ, Shanghai and The Maldives.

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Landmark heart study to screen 1000 Timorese children

08 October 2016

A team of Australian cardiologists and other medical specialists is assembling in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste (East Timor), ready to commence a landmark heart disease prevalence study.

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