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Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

16 October 2018

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming a female life every minute. Yet it is often seen as a “man’s disease.” This disparity is magnified in sub-Saharan Africa, where we have recently conducted an investigation into the experiences of women living with rheumatic heart disease.

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Paediatric Cardiologist Professor Liesl Zühlke wins Prestigious African Research Leader Award

15 October 2018

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke (and board member of RhEACH) has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development (MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

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World Heart Day 2018: People at the Heart of the RHD Community

29 September 2018

Happy World Heart Day! On this day and every day, people are at the heart of the RHD community: both those living with the disease and the health workers who care for them. On World Heart Day this year we would like to take the opportunity to amplify some of their stories which they have shared with us over the last few years with the aim of raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease

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WikiCardio: iniciativa de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología

13 September 2018

Sitio web gratuito con información confiable sobre temas cardiológicos desarrollado por expertos de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología para pacientes.

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RHD Action Announces 2018 Small Grants Programme Recipients (Invited Round)

12 September 2018

The first round of the RHD Action Small Grants Programme was a huge success last year and we are happy to offer a second year of the Programme thanks to generous support from Medtronic Foundation.

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OPPORTUNITY: “Step Up!” AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme

12 September 2018

“Step Up!” AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme

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“That heart sickness”: Young Aboriginal People’s Understanding of Rheumatic Fever (Research Review)

30 August 2018

An article published this month in Medical Anthropology - a peer-reviewed journal publishing cross-cultural studies in Health and Illness- reports on research that blended the disciplines of Public Health and Sociolinguistics around the topic of rheumatic fever (RF).

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Press Release: My Heart, Your Heart: Heart Awareness Month 2018

20 August 2018

The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) is embracing the World Heart Federation theme: My Heart Your Heart and going a mile further too by extending the theme for South Africa to: My Heart Your Heart and the Hearts of all South Africans.

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Health stories in focus: The Lancet "Highlights 2018" photography competition open for submissions

04 August 2018

Earlier this year, The Lancet published a series of compelling photographs1 that marked the seventh anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The pictures of affected people and communities rehumanised the conflict and told stories of their lives and health. Importantly, the images—all taken by Syrian photographers—did not portray people as victims but instead portrayed lives in context, capturing moments of daily struggle, hardship, resilience, and hope. These pictures showed the power of photography to tell compelling health stories.

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Cape Town Declaration Calls for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease

03 August 2018

Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations—including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)—are calling for urgent action to develop and implement effective strategies for treating rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which affects 33 million people and kills 320,000 annually.

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