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News for April 2017

Global RHD Commitment Progress Update

23 April 2017

Rheumatic heart disease has been neglected by decision-makers for too long. RHD Action has therefore created the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign to call for a WHO Resolution on RHD. This major piece of policy is set to be the first global commitment that recognizes RHD as a priority health issue.

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RHD Action launches Small Grants Programme

19 April 2017

RHD Action is pleased to launch the first round of its Small Grants Programme with this Request for Proposal. This request for proposals for small grant funding provides the first opportunity for RHD Action to support groups across the globe who are already addressing the problems of the rheumatic heart disease in their countries, regions or communities and to bring the work of key RHD stakeholders under the RHD Action banner. 

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Systematic Review focuses on RHD epidemiology, health systems and stakeholders in Tanzania and Uganda

19 April 2017

A recent publication in Global Heart documents the application of a systematic review protocol developed by the RHD Action team at the University of Cape Town to investigate RHD-related epidemiology, health systems and stakeholders in RHD Action Countries, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Listen to my Heart: CHD & RHD patients share similar challenges

18 April 2017

While this event focused on Congenital Heart Disease, it shares many touch points with children living with Rheumatic Heart Disease as they face new and daunting challenges as part of the transition from childhood into adulthood.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease – Programmes and Research at the Aswan Heart Centre

03 April 2017

The Aswan Heart Centre (AHC) was launched in 2009 to establish a centre of excellence to combat heart disease in Egypt. Located in Aswan in southern Egypt, the centre is linked to the Aswan General Teaching Hospital and is supported by the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.
 

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