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RHD Resolution Communications Guide

Pamphlet (PDF 535.88 KB)
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RHD Resolution Communications Guide

What is #TimeToTackleRHD?
RHD Action has launched the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign as we believe that RHD has been ignored by global decision-makers for too long. We are fighting to give hearts a voice by calling on governments and decision-makers to support a global RHD Resolution at the World Health Organization. Everybody has a role to play - key messages and communications tips in our communications guide.

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RHD Resolution Next Steps Timeline

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What is #TimeToTackleRHD?
RHD Action has launched the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign as we believe that RHD has been ignored by global decision-makers for too long. We are fighting to give hearts a voice by calling on governments and decision-makers to support a global RHD Resolution at the World Health Organization. Everybody has a role to play - Find out how you can help, next steps and the resolution timeline.

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RHD Resolution Background Information

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RHD Resolution Background Information.

What is #TimeToTackleRHD?
RHD Action has launched the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign as we believe that RHD has been ignored by global decision-makers for too long. We are fighting to give hearts a voice by calling on governments and decision-makers to support a global RHD Resolution at the World Health Organization. Everybody has a role to play - some background information and find out how you can help!

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Needs Assessment Tool User Guide

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The RHD Action Needs Assessment Tool outlines the processes and tools recommended to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in local communities in countries where ARF and RHD are endemic. The goal of a needs assessment is to gather baseline information to determine the needs and gaps in care for the development of targeted interventions to prevent and control ARF and RHD.

The Needs Assessment Tool User Guide is intended as a companion to the Needs Assessment Tool.

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Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic heart disease: Tiwi

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  • Australia
  • Tiwi
  • Communities

This short film carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats. The film is now available in English and five other Indigenous languages. All are available in the RHDA resource database. The original film in Bururra language was produced in response to a health emergency (an outbreak of acute rheumatic fever) in the Indigenous community of Maningrida in the Northern Territory.

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Rheumatic Fever Week | Open Studio | Cape Town TV

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  • South Africa
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  • Communities

Chesna Alexander, Presenter of Cape Town TV's Open Studio program interviews Dr Liesl Zühlke and Ms Susan Perkins about rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and the importance of "Rheumatic Fever WeeK" across South Africa in raising awareness.

This program went to air on 17th August 2016

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Rheumatic Heart Disease 2017 Gala Dr. Magdy Yacoub and Dr. Hazem Fahmy

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Rheumatic Heart Disease 2017 Gala Dr. Magdy Yacoub and Dr. Hazem Fahmy. Video produced from "Rheumatic Heart Disease: From Molecules to the Global Community" Cairo, Egypt, January 2017.

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CVD Advocacy Toolkit: The Road to 2018

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The World Heart Federation (WHF) has been advocating globally for stronger legislation and policy regarding cardiovascular disease (CVD) for many years.

Now, as focus shifts from global to national progress, we call on members and colleagues to advocate for greater action on CVD in your local settings. This ‘Road to 2018 Toolkit’ provides World Heart Federation members with information and specific, practical tools to support national CVD advocacy, especially around the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018 (HLM 2018).

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Haile's Story

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Orphan Haile was living in A&E in Addis Ababa's Black Lion Hospital suffering from rheumatic heart disease. Heart charity Chain of Hope organised for Haile to be flown to Egypt to undergo life saving surgery.

Short documentary produced by Chain of Hope and Verdant Films.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

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A documentary (produced by Verdant Films and Chain of Hope) that looks at the devastating effects of Rheumatic Heart Disease, how it has become ignored by the developed world and what can be done to combat the disease and its causes.

Featuring Prof Sir Magdi Yacoub, Prof Sir Eldryd Parry, Prof Les Miller, Prof David Phillips, Lisa Yacoub, Dr Endale Tefera

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When Patients Leave ‘Against Medical Advice’

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  • Specialist clinician - cardiology

When Patients Leave ‘Against Medical Advice’ By Dr Ersilia M. Defilippis, MD
(Published in New York Times, Jan 12, 2017)

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Take your child for Benza (Fiji RHD Control Program)

Video (Video )
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

If your child has rheumatic heart disease or acute rheumatic fever make sure they take their Benzathine injection regularly to keep their heart healthy (Even if they feel well)

Benzathine penicillin G and rheumatic heart disease campaign launched by the Fiji RHD Control Program, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (January 2017)

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Take your child for Benza (Fiji RHD Control Program)

Poster (PDF 7.85 MB)
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

If your child has rheumatic heart disease or acute rheumatic fever make sure they take their Benzathine injection regularly to keep their heart healthy (Even if they feel well).

Benzathine penicillin G and rheumatic heart disease campaign launched by the Fiji RHD Control Program, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (January 2017)

 

 

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Take your Benza (Fiji RHD Control Program)

Poster (PDF 4.40 MB)
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

If you have rheumatic heart disease or acute rheumatic fever make sure you take your Benzathine injection regularly to keep your heart healthy (Even if you feel well)

Benzathine penicillin G and rheumatic heart disease campaign launched by the Fiji RHD Control Program, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (January 2017)

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Take your Benza (Fiji RHD Control Program)

Video (Video )
  • Fiji
  • English
  • Communities

If you have rheumatic heart disease or acute rheumatic fever make sure you take your Benzathine injection regularly to keep your heart healthy (Even if you feel well)

Benzathine penicillin G and rheumatic heart disease campaign launched by the Fiji RHD Control Program, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (January 2017)

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