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Global Commitment

RHD is a global problem that needs a global solution. We are striving towards an international commitment on RHD in the form of a Resolution at the World Health Organization. Our #TimeToTackleRHD campaign calls on all people from all countries to help end this preventable disease.


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 – download the campaign Starter Pack below to get started.

How can I help?

We need you to contact your national decision-makers to ask them to support the RHD Resolution process! Download the Starter Pack to get started. If you need more guidance or need contact details for your national decision-makers, email us at

You can also help spread the word by tweeting about our campaign. Use the button below to send a message that you support a WHO Resoution to make solving RHD a global priority.

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What is a Resolution?

A Resolution is a piece of written policy agreed by all of the countries that make up the World Health Organization (WHO). Once passed, a Resolution will represent a global commitment on RHD. Decision-makers, including governments and the WHO, will then have to recognize RHD as a global priority, and approach and fund it appropriately.

Download the Starter Pack

To help your advocacy efforts we have created a Starter Pack of documents. The Starter Pack includes:

  • Background information on RHD and the global commitment
  • Timeline of next steps and key dates
  • Campaign communications guide
  • Template advocacy letter to national decision-makers (with completed example)

You can download this Starter Pack here

A French-language starter pack is now also available – please go to the RHD Action Resource Hub to download these materials.

La “trousse d’outils” est maintenant disponible en français – pour télécharger ces documents veuillez visiter le RHD Action Resource Hub

Spread the word

Help us spread the word and push for a WHO Resolution to make RHD a global priority.

Tweet #TimeToTackleRHD