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The launch of the END RHD CRE took place at the University of Sydney in May during the week of the RHD Australia Annual Conference, making the most of the opportunity to have the broader Australian
In June, the Global Partners of the RHD Action Alliance visited Uganda to learn more about the work being undertaken by the Country Partners.
The Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government (AU Summit) has recently adopted the
Diagnosis of RF is a high stakes decision – incorrect diagnosis may lead to years of unnecessary injections or a missed opportunity to prevent and protect against heart valve damage.
The aim of the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in rheumatic heart disease is to develop targets for rheumatic heart disease control in Australia and a costed, stepwise strategy for achie
Rheumatic fever has been notifiable in Western Australia since 2010. In June 2015 rheumatic heart disease also became legally notifiable.
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February Heartbeat story on the RHD register established in Sabah state at Queen Elisabeth II Hospital.
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.
The Ministry of Health in Darfur, with funding from the WHO Country office, has conducted a campaign to control RHD in Darfur.
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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