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RHD Action Press Release: Uganda RHD Stakeholders’ Meeting

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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.

In addition to highlighting progress achieved in delivering RHD services in recent years, this event involves discussions on how to engage new partners in rheumatic heart disease and on Uganda’s role in advocating for RHD as a public health priority both regionally and globally.

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Rheumatic heart disease and Stroke | Information Brief

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Stroke occurs when a part of the brain does not receive adequate blood supply. Depending on the size and area of brain affected, stroke can cause death or significant disability. Often this disability is profound and life-long. The most recent data suggests that 25.7 million people have stroke each year, causing 6.5 million deaths. 

Stroke affects people of all ages, including young adults and children, and can have a devastating impact on families – particularly in countries where access to care is limited. Between 1990 and 2013, there was an increase of almost 40% in the total number of young adults dying from stroke in developing countries.

Find out more about rheumatic heart disease and stroke in our briefing note produced for #WorldStrokeDay

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WHF Statement on Agenda Item 16.2 – Noncommunicable Diseases WPRO RCM68

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 16.2 – Noncommunicable Diseases WPRO RCM68

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WHF Statement on Agenda Item 3(c): Operationalization of the adolescent health component of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

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World Health Organization, 64th EMRO Committee Meeting 09 – 12 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 3(c): Operationalization of the adolescent health component of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

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RHD Action Press Release: Western Pacific Nations attend Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception

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RHD Action Press Release: Western Pacific Nations attend Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception (For release October 9th 2017)

On Wednesday 11 October, RHD Action – a global initiative that unites the rheumatic heart disease community – will welcome Ministry of Health representatives from countries across the Western Pacific to the Rheumatic Heart Disease Reception. 

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 8.3: Access to Medicines

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 8.3: Access to Medicines delivered at the Seventieth Session of the World Health Organization's regional committee meeting for Southeast Asia (SEARO) in Malé, the Maldives.

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PASCAR and Sudan Heart Society African Congress 2017: Deadline for Abstracts Extended to 18 September

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PASCAR and Sudan Heart Society African Congress 2017
Khartoum, Sudan: 8 to 11 October 2017

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2017

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 15: Regional Framework for Integrating Essential Non-Communicable Disease Services in Primary Health Care

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 15: Regional Framework for Integrating Essential Non-Communicable Disease Services in Primary Health Care

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 13: Framework for health systems development for Universal Health Coverage in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals in the African Region

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 13: Framework for health systems development for Universal Health Coverage in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals in the African Region

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 12: Reducing Health Inequities through Intersectoral Action on the Social Determinants of Health

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World Heart Federation Statement on Agenda Item 12 – Reducing Health Inequities through Intersectoral Action on the Social Determinants of Health.
 

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Living with RHD: Felicia and Zandile (South Africa)

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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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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

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Rheumatic heart disease video resource developed by SA Health.

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Clinicians Talk About Rheumatic Fever

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"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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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.

Explore the RHD Action Prospectus in more detail by clicking the button below.
 

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