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Exciting employment opportunites with Telethon Kids Institute

12 February 2016

The Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia are currently seeking candidates for a number of roles within their Group A Streptococcus research team. Both of these roles will work across a range of research projects that feed into the END RHD CRE with a focus on rheumatic heart disease control in the Australian context.

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Global Strategy Statement delivered at WHO Executive Board

11 February 2016

The World Heart Federation, a founding member of RHD Action, delivered a statement calling for more action to tackle rheumatic heart disease in women, children and adolescents at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting, held from 25-30 January in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Take Heart: Making RHD a household phrase

11 February 2016

Take Heart is a global communications project designed to make the largely invisible issue of Rheumatic Heart Disease visible to those who have the greatest hand in its prevention.

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RHD Action launches Universal Health Coverage Policy Brief at 138th Session of the WHO Executive Board

11 February 2016

RHD Action launched its Policy Brief ‘Integration, Integration, Integration: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage’ to policy experts and decision-makers at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held from 25-30 January in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Implementation of Egyptian RHD Program

11 February 2016

Last year the Egyptian Ministry of Health began the implementation of its National Program for Rheumatic Heart Disease.

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New Research Project: Adverse reactions to BPG

10 February 2016

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 to benzathine penicillin G.

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Launch of the Machakos Rheumatic Heart Disease Club

04 February 2016

Attendees of the launch event for the new Machakos RHD Patient Support Club

 

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Only 6 days left for early bird registration rates at WCC 2016!

21 January 2016

Early registration for World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health closes 27 January.

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Australian embassy funding for Nepal Heart Foundation

12 January 2016

The Australian Embassy in Nepal has provided support to the Nepal Heart Foundation for RHD, while the Australian Ambassador, HE Glenn White has attended some of the programs run by the organization.

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SAMA donates handheld echo to Sudanese Children's Heart Society

11 January 2016

The Sudan Children’s Heart Society has begun screening children in Khartoum following the donation of a Hand Held Echo Device (GE Vscan) by SAMA, the Sudanese American Medical Association, in December 2015.

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