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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.