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News for May 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly

25 May 2018

Following years of campaigning and advocacy from the RHD community, we are delighted to announce that on Friday 25 May, Member States of the World Health Organization unanimously adopted a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Launch of Second Edition of TIPs alongside World Health Assembly in Geneva

25 May 2018

The second edition of Tools for Implementing RHD Control Programmes (TIPs) was launched in Geneva at the RHD Action side event to the World Health Assembly earlier this week. Event speakers highlighted the role of TIPs as a foundational resource to support delivery of high quality RHD programmes following the WHO resolution on RHD. 

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SA Heart Congress 2018 Scholarship Opportunities

11 May 2018

There are currently scholarships available for the upcoming 19th Annual SA Heart Congress 2018, due to take place 4-7 October 2018.

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Global and National Advocacy Updates

09 May 2018

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. 

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United to End RHD: Side Event to the World Health Assembly

09 May 2018

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.

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National guideline to tackle record rates of skin infection

08 May 2018

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.

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Advocacy Webinar on the Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

08 May 2018

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.

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Release of Updated WHO Report on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

07 May 2018

Ahead of discussions on a Resolution, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released an updated report on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.

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Childrens Heartlink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Services

06 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. 

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