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Heart Club starts in Western Australia

The Western Australian rheumatic heart disease control program have instigated a ‘Heart Club’ in Wyndham, a support group run by community members primarily by the families that have been affected by acute rheumatic fever.

“We have been looking at having Heart Clubs throughout Western Australia and this will be the first; we’re very excited about this,” Judith Blake a Senior Public Health Nurse with the Western Australia RHD control program said.

“It’s very difficult for families to keep up with the amount of care children with acute rheumatic fever require.

"It’s a big responsibility and burden of care; so we thought they deserve to get together and have a bit of fun.

"The intent is that Heart Club's in communities in the future will sustain themselves without our control program, and we're looking forward to the outcomes of the project."

      RHD Australia

RHDAustralia is based at Menzies School of Health Research.

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