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

Factsheet (PDF 409.83 KB)
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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)

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  • 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
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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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  • Arabic
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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

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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

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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)
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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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Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Refugee Children in Europe – MSF leads, will others please follow?

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Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Refugee Children in Europe – MSF leads, will others please follow? (Poster Abstract)

Gianfranco De Maio, Miguel Lupiz, Fortunata Condemi, Antonio Pagano, Ahmad Al-Rousan, Gabriele Rossi

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PASCAR Grant: Advocacy for RHD Eradication - Promoting the AU Communiqué

Factsheet (PDF 1.09 MB)
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The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) has partnered with RHD Action and the World Heart Federation (WHF) to fund five projects (in five different countries) to advance the “African Union Communiqué on the Eradication of RHD in Africa”. This is a competition for a policy dialogue on the AU Communiqué on National Programmes for RHD.

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RHD Action Small Grants Application Form

Data Collection (DOC 45.65 KB)
  • International
  • English
  • Communities

RHD Action is pleased to launch the first round of its Small Grants Programme with this Request for Proposal.  This request for proposals for small grant funding provides the first opportunity for RHD Action to support groups across the globe who are already addressing the problems of the RHD disease continuum in their countries, regions or communities and to bring the work of key RHD stakeholders under the RHD Action banner. This Small Grants Programme is made possible with funding from the Medtronic Foundation to RhEACH and the World Heart Federation.  

An amount of US$2,000 will be made available to fund an educational, awareness-raising or advocacy event designed to achieve one or more of the objectives of RHD Action’s recently adopted Priorities Pyramid. Five projects will be awarded that are designed to be completed within six months of a start date no later than 1 August 2017.

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

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Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy

Report (PDF 418.89 KB)
  • Australia
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AMOSS April 2017 Newsletter: Special feature on rheumatic heart disease

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RHD Resolution Modèle Lettre de Plaidoyer aux Décideurs

Guideline (DOC 75.72 KB)
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  • French
  • Communities

RHD Action a lancé cette campagne - #TimeToTackleRHD (Le moment de combattre la CR) – parce que nous croyons que la CR a été ignorée depuis trop longtemps par les responsables mondiaux.

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