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Fiji Guidelines for Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

Guideline (PDF 3.41 MB)
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

The guidelines have been based on international best practice guidelines for ARF/ RHD including: the Jones criteria update 2015, The New Zealand Guidelines for Rheumatic Fever 2014, The Australian Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease 2012, the Fiji Cardiovascular Guidelines 2015, the Fiji Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Practice Guidelines 2015, the Fiji National RHD Policy 2015, the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services National Strategic Plan 2016-20, the World Heart Federation Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease 2008 and the WHO Expert Consultation Technical Report: Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease 2003. The purpose of these guidelines is to:

- identify the evidence for best practice in ARF and RHD diagnosis,
- identify the standard of care that should be available for people in Fiji; and
- provide an evidence based protocol for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ARF and RHD in Fiji.

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Living with RHD: Zafirah's Story

Factsheet (PDF 260.85 KB)
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

Zafirah has striking dark features and a maturity beyond her young age of 20 years. She lives in the island nation of Fiji in the third largest city of Nadi. Nadi, on the island of Viti Levu, is a multicultural town with beautiful beaches that attract tourists from all over the world.

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Living with RHD: Livini's Story

Factsheet (PDF 258.34 KB)
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

Livini is a young woman in her mid- twenties with a shy smile, that quickly warms into an openness to share and engage others with her personal story about living with rheumatic heart disease and her journey through diagnosis, sickness and health, pregnancy and life.

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World Heart Federation statement Agenda 5.7 Medicines, vaccines and health products

Policy brief (PDF 470.84 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

World Heart Federation statement at 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board, 24 January – February 1st, 2019 Geneva.

Agenda 5.7: Medicines, vaccines and health products - Response to WHO Report EB144/17

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RHD content at World Congress of Cardiology Dubai 2018

Booklet (PDF 175.36 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

Welcome to the 2018 World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health. We are delighted that there is a strong RHD program and look forward to new collaborations, opportunities and activities to reduce the global burden of RHD. For reference, RHD specific activities have been adapted from the main conference program and summarised on these sheets. This program has been developed by Reach.

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Meaningfully Involving People With NCDs: What is being done and why it matters

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  • International
  • English
  • Communities

Meaningifully Involving People With NCDs: What is being done and why it matters

NCD Alliance, as part of the "Our Views, Our Voices" initiative.

 

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: Re-examining What We Thought We Knew

Video (Video )
  • United States of America
  • Communities

"Rheumatic Heart Disease: Re-examining What We Thought We Knew" Presentation by Dr Andrea Beaton M.D (Cincinatti Children's - Candidate Lecture)

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Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt speaks to "Strong Voices" podcast about Rheumatic Heart Disease

Audio (Audio )
  • Australia
  • English
  • Communities

On this edition of the Strong Voices Podcast (Monday 16th October 2018)

Noongar man & Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt speaks to us about rheumatic heart disease and efforts to eradicate the disease from remote communities.

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Nimiya Ziwoya, Malawi (Voices of NCDI Poverty)

Video (Video )
  • Malawi
  • English
  • Communities

Nimiya is an agricultural worker in Neno District, Malawi. In this video, she explains her challenges gaining access to care for rheumatic heart disease. (Subtitled in English)

Voces of NCDI Poverty is a project of NCD Synergies and The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion.

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RHD Action Small Grant Programme 2018 | RFP and Guidelines

Guideline (PDF 739.84 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

We are looking for small innovative projects with well-defined outcomes and timelines that correspond with the RHD Action Priorities Pyramid. An amount of US$2,500 is available to fund each successful application. We are looking to fund projects such as an educational, awareness-raising or advocacy event designed to achieve one or more of the objectives in the Priorities Pyramid.

Please read the RFP and Guidelines (by clicking the button below) for detailed information about application requirements.

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RHD Action Small Grants Application Form 2018

Data Collection (PDF 1.94 MB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

We are looking for small innovative projects with well-defined outcomes and timelines that correspond with the RHD Action Priorities Pyramid. An amount of US$2,500 is available to fund each successful application. We are looking to fund projects such as an educational, awareness-raising or advocacy event designed to achieve one or more of the objectives in the Priorities Pyramid.

Please see the RFP and Guidelines and Application Form for detailed information about application requirements.

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Painting representing Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Aboriginal Communities by artist Tex Skuthorpe

Poster (PDF 590.81 KB)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Communities

Painting representing Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Aboriginal Communities by artist Tex Skuthorpe

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Profile: Armed with career development award, former Fogarty Fellow Dr Amy Sims Sanyahumbi fights rheumatic heart disease in Malawi

Report (PDF 822.64 KB)
  • Malawi
  • English
  • People living with RF/RHD

Profile: Armed with career development award, former Fogarty Fellow Dr Amy Sims Sanyahumbi fights rheumatic heart disease in Malawi.

Profile in Fogarty International Center newsletter, Global Health Matters (page 4)

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 12.8 – Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Policy brief (PDF 87.47 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 12.8 – Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. World Health Assembly 71, 2018

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TIPS Handbook: Tools for implementing rheumatic heart disease control programmes (Second Edition)

Guideline (PDF 3.10 MB)
  • International
  • English
  • Clinician - community health worker

The TIPS Handbook is a resource for people and places developing rheumatic heart disease (RHD) control programs around the world. TIPS provides an overview of RHD and opportunities to reduce the burden of disease. The resource is intended to help describe, design, implement, and evaluate comprehensive RHD control programmes.

TIPS is structured around a priority based framework for programme delivery, outlined above. Program components are arranged in approximate order of priority, working from left to right, bottom to top, in each row. This conceptual framework emphasises the need to tackle less complex components (antibiotic supply) before more complex interventions (echo screening and cardiac surgery).

We encourage you to read the short list of ‘things to consider’ for each chapter to explore the most relevant components for your program – resources are being added to support components of each chapter. We look forward to your feedback on TIPS and emerging resources.

Suggested citation: Wyber, R. Johnson, T. Perkins, S. Watkins, D. Mwangi, J. La Vincente, S. et al. Tools for Implementing Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Progammes (TIPs) Handbook, 2nd edition. RHD Action. Geneva, Switzerland, 2018. 

With thanks to people living with RHD who have shared their stories and experiences for this project, some of whom wished to do so anonymously.

© RHD Action, a partnership between the World Heart Federation, RhEACH and Medtronic Foundation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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