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News for July 2019

Initiating a Rheumatic Heart Disease Clinic in Yaoundé, Cameroon

30 July 2019

Read more about 2018 Small Grants Recipients, Dr Yanwou Nathan and his colleagues in Cameroon who set out to initiate a rheumatic heart disease clinic in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Boston University MPH Students Collaborate with Pediatric Cardiologist on an mHealth Application to Mitigate the High Prevalence of RHD in Malawi

23 July 2019

In Malawi, RHD remains a significant public health issue, with no standard way for clinicians to track patients’ treatment. As part of their studies as Masters of Public Health studies at Boston University, five students collaborated with a pediatric cardiologist on an mHealth application to mitigate the high prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Malawi.

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Kick RHD Out of Plateau State: Reaching out to Berom and Hausa speaking communities

11 July 2019

Professor Bode-Thomas and lead project team member, Mr Santos Ayuba Larab, set about to systematically develop culturally relevant “Information, Education and Communication” (IEC) materials on ARF and RHD, first in English, and then to translate those materials into Hausa and Berom local languages for the RHD patients, families and community members.

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