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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 3.47 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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National Healthy Skin Guideline: for the Prevention, Treatment and Public Health Control of Impetigo, Scabies, Crusted Scabies and Tinea for Indigenous Populations and Communities in Australia (1st edition)

Guideline (DOC )
  • Australia
  • English
  • Communities

National Healthy Skin Guideline: for the Prevention, Treatment and Public Health Control of Impetigo, Scabies, Crusted Scabies and Tinea for Indigenous Populations and Communities in Australia – 1st edition

Lead Authors:
The Australian Healthy Skin Consortium - Dr Asha Bowen, Dr Philippa May, A/Professor Steven Tong, Professor Bart Currie, Professor Ross Andrews, Professor Andrew Steer, Dr Sam Prince, A/Professor Sophie Couzos, Professor Louis Schofield and Professor Jonathan Carapetis [Chair].

The Australian Healthy Skin Consortium is a partnership between Telethon Kids Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, James Cook University, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, and One Disease to synthesise the evidence on treatment and community control of skin infections throughout Australia.

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WHO Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

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  • International
  • English
  • Communities

The World Heart Heart Federation advocacy team discusses the WHO Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Presentation Slides are available here


        
 

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White Paper: Research Agenda for Measuring the Global Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease

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  • International
  • English
  • Communities

White Paper: Research Agenda for Measuring the Global Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease

First report of the Global Burden of RHD Working Group, the 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, Fiji, 16-20 October 2017.

Working Group Members: David Watkins (chair), Michael Baker, Jonathan Carapetis, Samantha Colquhoun, Susan Jack, Andrew Steer, and Rosemary Wyber

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Rheumatic Heart Disease and Maternal Health: Information Brief

Factsheet (PDF 821.33 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

To mark International Women's Day 2018 RHD Action releases a new information brief on Rheumatic Heart Disease and Maternal Health, to read the full briefing and for further information.

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Forgotten but not gone: an overview of the Bay of Plenty rheumatic fever awareness raising campaign

Factsheet (PDF 1.37 MB)
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • Communities

Forgotten but not gone: an overview of the Bay of Plenty rheumatic fever awareness raising campaign.

This document was produced by Lindsay Lowe (Rheumatic Fever Co-ordinator, Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service)

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Take Heart Dr Bo Remenyi NT Australian of the Year 2018

Video (Video )
  • Australia
  • English
  • Communities

Dr Bo Remenyi NT Australian of the Year 2018 tells us about her mission and how we can prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia.  

For more information on the Take Heart Project: http://www.takeheart.tv

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Penicillin injections for rheumatic fever

Video (Video )
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • Communities

Rheumatic fever is a serious illness. It often starts with a sore throat.  Without treatment, some sore throats can cause rheumatic fever which can lead to heart damage. If your child has had rheumatic fever, the best way to stop them having another attack is to make sure they have regular penicillin injections - on time. This video was produced by Kids Health, a joint initiative between the Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation, supported and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

For further information:
Kids Health | Rheumatic Fever

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Listen to my heart: A passion for patient advocacy (Flavia's Story)

Factsheet (PDF 138.66 KB)
  • Uganda
  • English
  • Communities

Listen to my heart: A passion for patient advocacy (Flavia's Story).

Flavia is a mother, wife and a nurse who has RHD. She is also a tireless advocate for People Living with RHD, networking and speaking on behalf of both health workers and PLWRHD to the global health community.

Follow the link below to read more about Flavia’s experiences of living with RHD.

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Listen to my heart: A passion for patient advocacy (Christine's Story)

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  • Uganda
  • English
  • Communities

Listen to my heart: A passion for patient advocacy (Christine's Story).

Christine, 25 years old, has recently finished her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda’s sprawling capital city. It’s been a long journey from 2002 when she was first diagnosed with RHD.

Follow the link below to read more about Christine’s experiences of living with RHD.

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REMEDY Presentation Slides (ESC Congress 2014)

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  • International
  • English
  • Communities

REMEDY Presentation Slides (ESC Congress 2014)

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Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation (video)

Video (Video )
  • International
  • English
  • Specialist clinician - cardiology

In rheumatic mitral valve disease, the posterior leaflet typically is fixed and the anterior leaflet overrides it on closure, producing a posteriorly directed jet of mitral regurgitation.

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