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Mortality High, Poor Adherence to Treatment for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Poorer Countries: REMEDY two-year follow up

02 December 2016

An article focused on the two-year follow-up of the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (the REMEDY study) was recently published in Circulation – the peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association has identified that patients with rheumatic heart disease living in low- and lower-middle–income countries enrolled in the REMEDY study had a poor prognosis and were at an increased risk for high mortality and morbidity despite a young age, according to follow-up data and major clinical outcomes.

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Leading health organisations form new coalition to tackle RHD in Australia

02 December 2016

Six leading health organisations have joined a new coalition to end rheumatic heart disease in Australia.

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Call for Applications: Intensive 6-Day Course Program on Prevention Strategies for NCDs

24 November 2016

The British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, a collaborating centre with the World Health Organization, is accepting applications for an exciting six-day event on NCDs delivered by internationally renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures, fora, group sessions and one-to-one tutorials. 

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RHD Action at the WHO Regional Committee Meetings

07 November 2016

In recent months, regional RHD experts and representatives from the World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – participated in the WHO Regional Committee Meetings.

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Race to Survive for Cure Kids Fiji raises funds and awareness of RHD

07 November 2016

The Bachelor couple Art Green and Matilda Rice have returned from a “life-changing” trip to Fiji where they took part in the ultimate test of endurance to raise money and awareness of rheumatic heart disease – a disease that affects one in 50 Fijian children.

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Hundreds of children screened for RHD in Egypt to mark World Heart Day

02 November 2016

To mark World Heart Day, over two hundred children and adults were screened for rheumatic heart disease in Asmarat, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt.

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Interview with Dr. Harun Elmada Nyagori

01 November 2016

Interview with Dr. Harun Elmada Nyagori, Consultant Physician-Cardiologist at the Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital in Morogoro, Tanzania.

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RHD Action at the 2016 WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific Region

28 October 2016

From 10-14 October 2016, the World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – joined Ministers of Health and other key stakeholders in Manila, Philippines, for the 67th Committee Meeting of the WHO’s Western Pacific Region.

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RHD Action attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

28 October 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – was pleased to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt.

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Listen to my Heart: Global RHD Community meet to discuss research agenda

26 October 2016

On 12 September 2016, representatives drawn from different parts of the RHD community met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss how to strengthen and develop a qualitative and sociological research agenda for rheumatic heart disease. 

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