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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

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A single episode or repeated episodes of acute rheumatic fever can severely damage the heart valves, leading to rheumatic heart disease — a chronic condition that can cause heart failure. This PrimeView highlights that these conditions are most common in developing countries and are strongly related to socioeconomic disadvantage. (figure from Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease - doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.85)

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A Voice for the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda

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A Voice for the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda (4th in a series of 4 briefs from the Children's HeartLink)

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Treating the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda

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Treating the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda (3rd in a series of 4 briefs from the Children's HeartLink)

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Finding the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda

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Finding the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda (2nd in a series of 4 briefs from the Children's HeartLink)

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A Case for the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda

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A Case for the Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda (1st in a series of 4 briefs from the Children's HeartLink)

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The Rheumatic Heart Disease from Molecules to the Global Community Meeting | Final Programme

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The Rheumatic Heart Disease from Molecules to the Global Community Meeting is scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt from the 13 to 16th of January 2017.

Final Programme as follows:

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Rheumatic Heart Disease from Molecules to the Global Community: Abstract submission and travel grant details

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URGENT Egyptian Travel Award Available - Submit RHD Research Abstract

The Rheumatic Heart Disease from Molecules to the Global Community Meeting is scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt from the 13 to 16th of January 2017.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Egyptian Agency of Partnership and Development (EAPD) has graciously made available 20 travel grants to assist attendance of African Researchers working in RHD (economy airfare and accommodation). These travel grants are available to those that submit an abstract that is accepted to the congress.

Abstract submission and travel grant details as follows:

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