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RHD Beat Edition 4

22 December 2015

Welcome to the fourth edition of RHD Beat.

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Canadian publication documents high incidence of ARF in First Nations communities

22 December 2015

A recent publication in the Canadian Family Physician documenting a case series of 8 young First Nations patients diagnosed with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) which resulted in the deaths of 2 patients in the context of late diagnosis, overcrowded housing, and a limited public health response.

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Take Heart Secondary Prophylaxis App

22 December 2015

Moonshine Agency the production company behind the Take Heart initiative has recently released an app designed to help people who require regular sec

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Adverse reactions to BPG: Seeking case reports

21 December 2015

RhEACH are working with researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute, including a Medical Student researcher from the University of Western Australia in Perth to better understand adverse reactions

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To mark UHC day, the RHD Action Alliance launches a new policy brief: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage

11 December 2015

To mark UHC day, the RHD Action Alliance launches a new policy brief: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage.

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Focus on inequalities and integration at WHO's Global Coordinating Mechanism for NCDs

06 December 2015

From 30 November to 1 December 2015, RHD Action Alliance partner the World Heart Federation attended the ‘Dialogue on how to Strengthen International Cooperation on the Prevention and Control of NCDs’ at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

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Bongani Mayosi appointed as Dean of Health Sciences at University of Cape Town

03 December 2015

The RHD Action Alliance would like to congratulate Prof. Bongani Mayosi, who has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.

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Rheumatic heart disease sessions at 25th Anniversary of WSCTS

03 December 2015

On 19-22 September a session on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was held at the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the World Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons in Edinburgh.

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Registration now open: World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016

02 December 2015

Registration is now open for the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016 (WCC 2016).

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Launch of RHD Action Africa at PASCAR 2015

27 October 2015

Launch of RHD Action Africa in Mauritius at PASCAR 2015.

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