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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.
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.
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.
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.
"In Tanzania we are preparing for the implementation of a RHD prevention and control program. Discussions are underway with local assessment and implementing partners.
In late 2014, PASCAR and WHF awarded small grants for advocacy projects on RHD. These have funded:
In December an RHD community advocacy event was held in Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
Medtronic Philanthropy, RhEACH and the World Heart Federation (WHF) announce the formation of RHD Action Alliance, a coalition of global partners united to end rheumatic heart disease.
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