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National & International Partners Convene in Kampala for RHD Stakeholder Meeting

17 November 2017

“RHD is a big problem here – it causes a lot of mortality. We have convened this meeting to find a way forward”, said Dr Emmy Okello, adult interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute, in his opening remarks to the RHD Uganda Stakeholders’ Meeting.

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Listen to my Heart – Patient Awareness Event in Kampala

13 November 2017

On 1st November 2017, the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) Rheumatic Heart Disease Support Group and RHD Action hosted an interactive event entitled ‘Listen to my Heart’ at the Mulago Guest House in Kampala, Uganda.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week - Q&A with Dr Asha Bowen

12 November 2017

Dr Asha Bowen is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Western Australia. She is also a Research Fellow with the Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids Institute. To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week she recently joined us for a short Q&A to talk about antibotics used for group A streptococcal infections, and important considerations when using antibiotics for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception held alongside WHO Western Pacific Regional Meeting

07 November 2017

RHD Action was delighted to convene a Reception for decision makers in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) alongside the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Brisbane, Australia.

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RHD Action Press Release: Uganda RHD Stakeholders’ Meeting

02 November 2017

On 2-3 November 2017 at the Protea Hotel in Kampala, Uganda, a number of partners including the Ministry of Health of Uganda, Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), RHD Action, Children’s National Health System, and Case Western Reserve University, come together to participate in the Uganda RHD Stakeholders’ Meeting.

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To mark World Stroke Day, RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Stroke

28 October 2017

To mark World Stroke Day on the 29th of October 2017, RHD Action releases a new brief: Rheumatic Heart Disease and Stroke.

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RHD Action attends WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific

26 October 2017

Representatives from RHD Action recently attended the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific, held in Brisbane, Australia.

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Rheumatic heart disease at the WHO Regional Meetings: EMRO

24 October 2017

Representatives from RHD Action continued to push for action to tackle rheumatic heart disease (RHD) at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), which was held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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World Heart Day 2017 Celebrations in Cape Town

19 October 2017

World Heart Day is a global initiative of the World Heart Federation to raise global awareness of cardiovascular disease and its prevention. To commemorate World Heart Day in South Africa, Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain was illuminated in red lights for the second year.  This year the Big Wheel at the Victoria and Alfred Water Front in Cape Town was also lit up in red for the first time.

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Cape Town hosts 4th Annual Listen to My Heart Patient Event

18 October 2017

The RHD community of researchers and health care workers at University of Cape Town under the banner of the Stop RHD ASAP program have created a tradition of patient events to include, recognize and celebrate the RHD patient community. Starting in 2014, the first patient event was a luncheon to show appreciation for study participation and to share preliminary results of the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (REMEDY) study prior to presentation at an international congress.

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