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Living with RHD: Felicia and Zandile (South Africa)

Factsheet (PDF 239.33 KB)
  • South Africa
  • English
  • Communities

Zandile and Felicia are both from the Western Cape, South Africa and have one thing in common: they both live with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). 

Follow the link to read more about Felicia and Zandile’s experiences of living with RHD.

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Sudan Heart Society Travel Awards Available (PASCAR and Sudan Heart Society African Congress 2017)

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  • English
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PASCAR and Sudan Heart Society African Congress 2017. Sudan Heart Society Travel Awards Available - Submit Cardiovascular Research Abstract for consideration

Information and further details from conference organisers.

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Rheumatic heart disease | SA Health

Video (Video )
  • Australia
  • English
  • Communities

Rheumatic heart disease video resource developed by SA Health.

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Clinicians Talk About Rheumatic Fever

Video (Video )
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • Communities

"Clinicians Talk About Rheumatic Fever" a video resource from the New Zealand "Stop Sore Throats Hurting Hearts" campaign.

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RHD Action Prospectus

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  • International
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RHD Action is a global initiative that unites and empowers the rheumatic heart disease community. Led by a coalition of core organizations, RHD Action shares technical advice, advocacy support, and policy insights with partners and allies across the world. Together, we work to create positive change and better health outcomes for people living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and their communities.
We formed in 2014 as a partnership between the World Heart Federation, RhEACH and Medtronic Philanthropy, alongside inaugural demonstration projects in Uganda and Tanzania and the wider RHD community.

Our goal is to achieve a 25% reduction in mortality from rheumatic heart disease by the year 2025 in under-25-year-olds.

We are working towards this goal by giving a powerful platform to existing work in RHD prevention and control, while providing new innovative tools, guidance, and opportunities to the RHD community.

Our priorities synthesize ten key areas of RHD control, and were developed with the participation of regional bodies, RHD research groups, and global policy advocates.

These ten priorities form the core focus areas of RHD Action, and are structured in a ‘priorities pyramid’ with three main categories:
• People and communities
• Medicines and technologies
• Systems and services

The pyramid guides the programmatic work of RHD Action and informs our decision making. It reflects the primacy of people living with RHD in our activities, the essential bedrock of strong health systems, and necessary prerequisites for disease control.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Fellowship: American Heart Association Children’s Network

Factsheet (PDF 409.83 KB)
  • International
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  • Communities

Children’s National Health System seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with an interest in in global health research to join our Center, Strengthening the Health System Response to Rheumatic Heart Disease: Developing Evidence-Based Strategies For Prevention. This Center is one of four recently awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of the AHA’S Strategically Focused Children’s Research Network. This two-year fellowship will enable the trainee to engage in basic/translational, clinical, and population research while working across three interconnected projects. The fellow will also participate in educational, mentorship and professional development programs based on the applicant’s professional goals and interests. We seek to train the next generation of globally minded transdisciplinary investigators and equip them with the skills they will need to develop impactful independent careers in basic, clinical and/or population science research.

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Moyo Wetu (Our Heart)

Video (Video )
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Swahili
  • Communities

In 2012, Bienmoyo Foundation screened more than 7000 schoolchildren in the rural Mbulu District of Tanzania for various health conditions, with an emphasis on primary prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease by diagnosing and treating Strep-A infection.

Strep-A is a simple infection that looks a lot like the flu or Malaria. It costs just dollars a month to treat, but if not properly diagnosed and treated, there is a chance that it can lead to Rheumatic Heart Disease which damages heart valves and can lead to heart failure by the teens and 20s of a person's life.

To find out more about the work of Bienmoyo Foundation:
http://www.bienmoyo.org

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Migrant and Refugee Health: Rheumatic Heart Disease

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Migrant and Refugee Health: Rheumatic Heart Disease (Information brief)

The global refugee crisis is likely contributing to the burden of RHD and raising serious new concerns about increasing prevalence and limitations of care. Currently, an unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18, when the risk of ARF is greatest.

Refugees and displaced persons from settings affected by crisis often have complex needs and an increased risk of health problems related to their journeys. Many migrants experience difficulties in access to and continuity of health care. Many refugees lack access to any health records, continuity of service or care for chronic disease. This makes identifying and managing RHD particularly difficult. 

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention Module For Health Personnel (Sudan)

Training module (DOC 1.26 MB)
  • Sudan
  • English
  • Communities

Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention Module For Health Personnel (Sudan)

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Acute Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease Diagnosis, Management and Prevention Physician Training Module (Sudan)

Training module (PDF 2.73 MB)
  • Sudan
  • English
  • Clinician - community health worker

Acute Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease Diagnosis, Management and Prevention Physician Training Module (Sudan)

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Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Sudan’s Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

Guideline (PDF 1.11 MB)
  • Sudan
  • English
  • Clinician - community health worker

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: Sudan’s Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

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RHD Resolution Background Information (Arabic)

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  • International
  • Arabic
  • Communities

لكل منا دور في هذه الحملة. لمعرفة المزيد، يمكنكم تحميل وثيقة المعلومات الأساسيّة عن مرض القلب الروماتيزمي والحملة.

#TimeToTackleRHD

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Cutting edge genetic research, and a forgotten disease

Audio (Audio )
  • International
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You might not have heard of rheumatic heart disease; an inflammatory condition rife in developing populations - form the Northern Territory here in Australia, through the Pacific, and into Africa to name but a few.

But new research has found that antibody genes alter an individual's susceptibility to getting the disease.

Guest
Professor Andrew Steer
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital

Presenter
Dr Norman Swan

Producer
Joel Werner

ABC Radio | Radio National | Health Report

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Addis Ababa Communiqué on Eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa

Report (PDF 31.49 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

Addis Ababa Communiqué on Eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa

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Rheumatic heart disease: Report by the Secretariat

Report (PDF 194.80 KB)
  • International
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Rheumatic heart disease: Report by the Secretariat

World Health Organization, Executive Board 141st Session, Provisional Agenda Item 6.2

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