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EB140 Q&A on the Global Shortage of Medicines and Vaccines

29 January 2017

EB140 Q&A on the Global Shortage of Medicines and Vaccines

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NCD Alliance praise for Updated Appendix 3

28 January 2017

On Saturday the NCD Alliance – of which the World Heart Federation is a founding member – delivered a statement on the recently updated Appendix 3. An annex to the Global Action Plan on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Appendix 3 is a list of NCD interventions and policies which WHO has defined as cost-effective.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 4

26 January 2017

On the final day of the conference ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, the focus of sessions turned to existing global, regional and national initiatives tackling RHD.

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Breaking News – Global RHD debate confirmed at WHO Executive Board

24 January 2017

The 140th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board – also known as ‘EB 140’ – began today in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Investigative journalist turns attention to worldwide penicillin shortage

23 January 2017

An award winning international journalist has received a major grant to investigate the worldwide shortage of Benzathine Penicillin G (BPG).

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 3

17 January 2017

Discussions on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevention and screening, pathology, and RHD management were the focus on Sunday 15 January, the second full day of ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molec

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Fiji launches “Benza” campaign highlighting importance of treatment… even if you feel well!

16 January 2017

The Fiji RHD Control Program recently launched the "Benza" (benzathine penicillin G) campaign to highlight the importance of ongoing treatment for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 2

16 January 2017

Saturday 14 January marked the official opening of ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, a meeting convened by the Aswan Heart Ce

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community – Summary of Day 1

14 January 2017

From 13-16 January, RHD Action is participating in ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, a conference on rheumatic heart disease held in Cairo, Egypt.

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WHO and IVI Host Global Consultation on Group A Streptococcal Vaccine Development

09 January 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) recently co-hosted the Global Stakeholder Consultation on Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Vaccine Development. The Global Stakeholder Consultation took place from December 12-13 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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