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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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Wesly Marcena – Article et Entretien

09 March 2018

Il y a deux ans, l’équipe à RHD Action a raconté les histoires de deux jeunes hommes, y compris Wesly Marcena, vit près de Port-au-Prince en Haïti. 

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To mark International Women's Day RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Maternal Health

08 March 2018

To mark International Women's Day RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Maternal Health.

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Wesly Marcena – Article and Interview

07 March 2018

Two years ago, the RHD Action team told the stories of two young men, including Wesly Marcena, who lives near Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

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RHD Action Small Grant Update: Zambia

27 February 2018

Last year, RHD Action awarded one of its small grants to Drs John Musuku, Mwansa Ketty Lubeya, and Mercy Imakando at University Teaching Hospitals in Lusaka, Zambia for a project aimed at increasing awareness to promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and women living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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RHD Action Small Grant Program Update: Kenya

16 January 2018

Ms Dilys Kemunto Nyariki, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University, School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya was the project lead on behalf of the Eldoret Chapter of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN) for the project entitled, “Hearts to Hearts: A Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Awareness Campaign.” This is the second RHD Action Small Grant recipient to complete their project and a report of their accomplishments follows.

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A Passion for Patient Advocacy

12 January 2018

Christine and Flavia are both from Uganda and as well as living with rheumatic heart disease they also have a shared passion for patient advocacy.

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RHD Action Small Grant Program Update: Fiji

13 December 2017

Launched this year, the RHD Action Small Grants Program funded five project proposals 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 $2000 with the expectation that that the activity would be completed within six-months.  

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