Ahead of the Resolution discussions we have continued our advocacy to governments in Geneva to focus on implementation of the Resolution in their setting from June onwards, including outreach to over 50 Ministries of Health and Missions and meetings with governments from 4 WHO regions.
Ahead of government discussions at the 71st World Health Assembly on a Resolution on Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), RHD Action and our partners will host an interactive side event – United to End RHD – from 6.15pm – 8.00pm on Wednesday 23rd May at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.
Infectious disease experts from the Telethon Kids Institute, in Perth, Western Australia have spear-headed development of the first National Healthy Skin Guideline to address record rates of skin infections in Australia’s Indigenous communities.
The World Heart Federation Advocacy Team recently held a webinar to update the RHD community on the upcoming debate on a Resolution on ‘Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease’. This debate will take place at the 71st World Health Assembly, which this year will be held from 21-26 May 2018.
Children's HeartLink, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, India and Institute Jantung Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are launching a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences for professionals from low- and middle-income countries.