Activities, case studies and key learnings are shared by country, listed below. As the RHD Action movement grows, more information about new countries will be added, providing a comprehensive overview of global initatives. Much of this information can be visualised on the RHD Atlas. Additional information about specific countries is warmly welcomed and can be provided by email.
RHD programs, research, surgical services and education programs are underway all around the world. This network draws on earlier initatives to prevent, diagnose and treat RHD. RHD Action is working to amplify all RHD control activities, share best practice, support new programs and scale up efforts to end RHD.
The Republic of Fiji
Martinique and Guadeloupe
The Kingdom of Tonga is in the Pacific Ocean and made up of 172 islands, of which 39 are inhabited in 3 main groups of islands. The total population is of Tonga is 101,134 (2006 Census), with 37% of the community aged 14 years and under.
Rheumatic heart disease was largely eliminated from Canada over the course of the 20th century. However, the disease still remains a lethal problem for Canada’s First Nations peoples.