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News for October 2017

To mark World Stroke Day, RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Stroke

28 October 2017

To mark World Stroke Day on the 29th of October 2017, RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Stroke.

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RHD Action attends WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific

26 October 2017

Representatives from RHD Action recently attended the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific, held in Brisbane, Australia.

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Rheumatic heart disease at the WHO Regional Meetings: EMRO

24 October 2017

Representatives from RHD Action continued to push for action to tackle rheumatic heart disease (RHD) at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), which was held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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World Heart Day 2017 Celebrations in Cape Town

19 October 2017

World Heart Day is a global initiative of the World Heart Federation to raise global awareness of cardiovascular disease and its prevention. To commemorate World Heart Day in South Africa, Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain was illuminated in red lights for the second year.  This year the Big Wheel at the Victoria and Alfred Water Front in Cape Town was also lit up in red for the first time.

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Cape Town hosts 4th Annual Listen to My Heart Patient Event

18 October 2017

The RHD community of researchers and health care workers at University of Cape Town under the banner of the Stop RHD ASAP program have created a tradition of patient events to include, recognize and celebrate the RHD patient community. Starting in 2014, the first patient event was a luncheon to show appreciation for study participation and to share preliminary results of the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (REMEDY) study prior to presentation at an international congress.

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RHD Action Press Release: Western Pacific Nations attend Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception

09 October 2017

On Wednesday 11 October, RHD Action – a global initiative that unites the rheumatic heart disease community – will welcome Ministry of Health representatives from countries across the Western Pacific to the Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception.

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