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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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Namibian RHD Ambassadors Small Grant Report

27 April 2018

Last year, RHD Action awarded a small grant to Dr Tangeni Auala for a project entitled, "Namibian RHD Ambassadors Program Pilot". The Namibian RHD Ambassador program is a patient-driven awareness campaign that aims to empower People Living with Rheumatic Heart Disease (PLWRHD) by educating them about their disease so that they, in turn, can utilise their knowledge and skills to educate their families and communities about Rheumatic Fever (RF)and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD).  The Program also provides a platform for PLWRHD to advocate for their health needs.

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NCD Child Global Art Contest

24 April 2018

NCD Child has launched a global art and video contest for adolescents to visually highlight the importance of non-communicable disease prevention and control for young people and their communities. 

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RHD Action Small Grant Update: Malawi

23 April 2018

Last year, the RHD Action Small Grants Program funded five projects in low-and-middle income countries across the globe to support groups who are already addressing the work of RHD and to bring the work of key RHD stakeholders under the RHD Action banner. Successful applicants were awarded $2,000 each to complete a small-scale project. Dr Amy Sanyahumbi’s project based in Lilongwe, Malawi is the last of the five 2017 winners profiled here on our website.

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INVITATION: Advocacy Webinar on RF & RHD Resolution

12 March 2018

In advance of the World Health Assembly debate on a Resolution on ‘Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease’, we invite the RHD community to join us on Thursday 15 March at 9am CET for an online advocacy webinar. This webinar will be hosted by the WHF Advocacy Team.

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Why we need a Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

09 March 2018

On 1st June 2017, at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, governments recommended a Resolution on ‘Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease’ for adoption at the World Health Assembly in May 2018.

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Interview with Leith Greenslade, JustActions

09 March 2018

On 29th September 2015, the RHD Action movement was launched in New York, with the aim of reducing the burden of RHD in vulnerable populations of all ages throughout the world. The launch event, coinciding with World Heart Day and the United Nations General Assembly, was moderated by Leith Greenslade, then Vice-Chair with the MDG Health Alliance at the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health.

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