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RHD Action at the World Health Assembly

24 May 2016

This week, the World Heart Federation (WHF), a founding member of RHD Action, is attending the 69th World Health Assembly, this year held from 23-28 May in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Focus on RHD at WCC 2016

23 May 2016

We look forward to welcoming all those living with, affected by and working within RHD to WCC 2016. This congress encompasses cardiology and cardiovascular health and our RHD programme reflects the broader context in which this disease is manifest. The congress will give each delegate new and exciting information, encourage networking with colleagues and inspire and motivate each delegate to strive for cardiovascular health in their region. 

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Launch of RHD Global Status Report 2015-17: People, Policy, Programmes, Progress

12 May 2016

The RHD Global Status Report 2015-17 provides a ‘snapshot’ of the people, policies and programmes that are working to prevent and control RHD around the world today.

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WCC 2016 low-cost registration deadline approaching

11 May 2016

Last chance for reduced rates to attend WCC 2016 in Mexico City! On 13 May 2016, the regular registration and Latin American discount codes will expire, and delegates will be required to pay ‘on-site’ registration costs.

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RHD Action's Global RHD Atlas profiled by InstantAtlas

05 May 2016

Success With Software, InstantAtlas official reseller interviews RHD Action about the RHD Global Atlas.

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Prevalence of Subclinical Rheumatic Heart Disease in Eastern Nepal

28 April 2016

Nikesh R. Shresta and colleagues have recently published an article entitled the ‘Prevalence of Subclinical Rheumatic Heart Disease in Eastern Nepal’ in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Bangladesh: a review

28 April 2016

Dr A. A. S. Majumder of the Bangladesh Cardiac Society and Dr A. K. Islam have recently had an article entitled ‘Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Bangladesh: a review’ published in the Indian Heart Journal.

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Chris Hugo-Hamman interviewed on Namibian television

28 April 2016

Namibian Minister of Health Dr Bernard Haifiku and paediatric cardiologist Dr Chris Hugo-Hamman were recently interviewed by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation for a feature on rheumatic heart disease.

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WHF Interview with Dr Liesl Zuhlke: Focus on RHD at WCC 2016

18 April 2016

Interview with Dr Liesl Zuhlke, Topic Leader: Other cardiac diseases including Rheumatic Heart Disease and Chagas disease. World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2016, Congress Program Committee.

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The Heart Team in Action (Heart Valve Society meeting 2016)

06 April 2016

The Heart Valve Society meeting
An international heart team- leaders in evaluation, management and research.

HVS Scientific Meeting, March 17-19th 2016
Marriott Marquis, NY

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