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RHD becomes notifiable in Western Australia

14 June 2015

Rheumatic fever has been notifiable in Western Australia since 2010. In June 2015 rheumatic heart disease also became legally notifiable.

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Nigeria: Heart Hope Club launched

17 April 2015

The Heart Hope Club; a support and advocacy group for people affected by children’s heart disease was launched in Jos, Nigeria in November 2014.

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RHD campaign in Darfur, Sudan

17 April 2015

The Ministry of Health in Darfur, with funding from the WHO Country office, has conducted a campaign to control RHD in Darfur.

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RHD register in Malaysia

17 April 2015

February Heartbeat story on the RHD register established in Sabah state at Queen Elisabeth II Hospital.

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END RHD CRE | Australia

17 April 2015

The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia have recently awarded 5 years of funding for a Centre of Research Excellence to develop an ‘endgame’ for RHD in Australia.

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In memoriam: Gene Stollerman

17 April 2015

The global RHD community was saddened by the death of Professor Gene Stollerman in September 2014 at the age of 93.

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Manual | Train the trainer module

17 April 2015

A training resource for health workers has recently been made available online.

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Video | Makulkul Mob - Wadeye

17 April 2015

Red Dust Role Models partner with remote Indigenous communities to work with youth in a bid to ensure that improved health outcomes are perceived by and recognized in all Australians.

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Uganda research focused on qualitative aspects of BPG

17 April 2015

The work of Case Western Reserve University and colleagues in Uganda continues to progress RHD control in the country, in part by leveraging existing HIV/AIDS infrastructure.

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Program implementation in Tanzania

17 April 2015

"In Tanzania we are preparing for the implementation of a RHD prevention and control program. Discussions are underway with local assessment and implementing partners.

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