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Global landmarks lit up in red for World Heart Day 2016

20 October 2016

World Heart Day is the World Heart Federation's (and the world's!) biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease and this year Cape Town’s Table Mountain joined the list of global landmarks that were lit up in red on Thursday 29 September 2016. This year some of the 27 illuminated landmarks around the world were in Geneva, Dubai, Auckland, NZ, Shanghai and The Maldives.

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Landmark heart study to screen 1000 Timorese children

08 October 2016

A team of Australian cardiologists and other medical specialists is assembling in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste (East Timor), ready to commence a landmark heart disease prevalence study.

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RHD Action Participates in ‘Listen to my Heart’ Patient Event

29 September 2016

On 9 September 2016, RHD Action was delighted to participate in ‘Listen to my Heart’: an event for people living with RHD, held alongside the Congress of SA Heart and the World Congress of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Power your life on World Heart Day 2016

26 September 2016

This World Heart Day is all about how individuals can take action to fuel their hearts and power their lives, sending out the message that your heart is at the heart of your health and it’s easy to give it the care it deserves. 

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RHD Action at the 66th WHO African Regional Committee Meeting

21 September 2016

The World Heart Federation – a founding member of RHD Action – was delighted to participate in the 66th African Regional Committee Meeting of the World Health Organization WHO, which was held from 19-23 August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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RHD sessions at WSCTS 2016 generate much interest

19 September 2016

The 26th World Congress Of The World Society Of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (WSCTS 2016) was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa and was jointly hosted with The 17th Annual SA Heart Congress. The following report provides an overview of the Programme for Rheumatic Heart Disease as part of WSCTS 2016.

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Living With Rheumatic Heart Disease: Wesly and Valder

16 September 2016

People living with RHD are at the heart of RHD Action's work - they are our most important stakeholders and we strive to be accountable to them in all that we do. The global community of people living with RHD is diverse and vibrant - we are sharing stories and perspectives by profiling individuals, to elevate their voice and empower them as patient advocates.

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Why are Aboriginal children still dying from rheumatic heart disease?

15 September 2016

It seems far-fetched to think a sore throat or skin sore could take a lasting toll on your health, leading to heart failure and premature death. But this is the reality for many Indigenous children and young people in Australia’s most vulnerable communities.

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New Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Prioritising RF and RHD Interventions

06 September 2016

In an article published in the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal, researchers have developed an economic evaluation tool to help countries allocate resources and plan RHD control programmes, at the national or subnational level.

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Ongoing Research Project: Adverse reactions to BPG

01 September 2016

Researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute are currently collecting case reports of adverse events following benzathine penicillin G injection for rheumatic heart prophylaxis.

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