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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.
Rheumatic fever has been notifiable in Western Australia since 2010. In June 2015 rheumatic heart disease also became legally notifiable.
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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.
February Heartbeat story on the RHD register established in Sabah state at Queen Elisabeth II Hospital.
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.
The global RHD community was saddened by the death of Professor Gene Stollerman in September 2014 at the age of 93.
A training resource for health workers has recently been made available online.
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.
Working with PASCAR, World Health Organization, the African Union Commission (AU) hosted a two-day workshop on 21 and 22 February 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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