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Health stories in focus: The Lancet "Highlights 2018" photography competition open for submissions

04 August 2018

Earlier this year, The Lancet published a series of compelling photographs1 that marked the seventh anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The pictures of affected people and communities rehumanised the conflict and told stories of their lives and health. Importantly, the images—all taken by Syrian photographers—did not portray people as victims but instead portrayed lives in context, capturing moments of daily struggle, hardship, resilience, and hope. These pictures showed the power of photography to tell compelling health stories.

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Cape Town Declaration Calls for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease

03 August 2018

Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations—including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)—are calling for urgent action to develop and implement effective strategies for treating rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which affects 33 million people and kills 320,000 annually.

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Vale Professor Bongani Mayosi

29 July 2018

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi on July 27 2018. Prof. Mayosi was an inspiration to many and a great leader in work that reached across boundaries and touched people across continents, a great friend, who always found time to share in the lives of those around him and a great mentor, whose support and counsel led us to aspire for and achieve what was not thought possible.

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RHD Action Launches 2018 Small Grants Programme

25 July 2018

Following a successful first round of the RHD Action Small Grants Programme in 2017, RHD Action is pleased to launch the second round of our Small Grants Programme for 2018 with this request for proposal. 

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Make Your Promise: World Heart Day 2018 Campaign Launched

11 July 2018

This year for World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (a founding partner of RHD Action) is asking people around the world to make a promise... "for my heart, for your heart, for all our hearts"

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World Refugee Day 2018: RHD Action revise brief on migrant and refugee health

20 June 2018

To mark World Refugee Day this year, RHD Action has updated and revised our information brief: Migrant and Refugee Health: Rheumatic Heart Disease.

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Seeking Applicants: The Medtronic Foundation’s 2018 Bakken Invitation

07 June 2018

The Medtronic Foundation is seeking applications for the Bakken Invitation, a global program that recognizes and connects inspiring individuals who have benefited from medical technology and are now making a difference in communities through advocacy, innovation and volunteering. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly

25 May 2018

Following years of campaigning and advocacy from the RHD community, we are delighted to announce that on Friday 25 May, Member States of the World Health Organization unanimously adopted a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Launch of Second Edition of TIPs alongside World Health Assembly in Geneva

25 May 2018

The second edition of Tools for Implementing RHD Control Programmes (TIPs) was launched in Geneva at the RHD Action side event to the World Health Assembly earlier this week. Event speakers highlighted the role of TIPs as a foundational resource to support delivery of high quality RHD programmes following the WHO resolution on RHD. 

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SA Heart Congress 2018 Scholarship Opportunities

11 May 2018

There are currently scholarships available for the upcoming 19th Annual SA Heart Congress 2018, due to take place 4-7 October 2018.

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