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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

The END RHD Centre of Research Excellence

The END RHD CRE’s vision is to develop an endgame for rheumatic heart disease in Australia.

To do this, we will:

  • put the individuals and communities living with RHD at the centre of the work of the END RHD CRE and hold ourselves ultimately accountable to them.
  • collate existing research knowledge, identify gaps and grasp the effect of potential interventions.
  • commit to excellence in basic science and research translation which will amplify the impact of research in other fields and strengthen the health system of Australia.
  • commit to identifying a set of costed, step-wise interventions which are most likely to reduce the incidence of ARF and the prevalence of RHD for Indigenous Australians to the same level as non-Indigenous Australians.
  • focus the resources of the END RHD CRE on supporting research participation, convening stakeholders, developing a cohesive network and seeding research projects that can leverage additional funding from other sources.
  • strive for the END RHD CRE to be a ‘single point of entry’ for students, researchers and collaborators working to understand and address RHD in Australia.

View the END RHD CRE Prospectus 


T: O8 9489 7890
A:  Kylie Jenkins, END RHD CRE Program Manager
Telethon Kids Institute
PO Box 855
West Perth, Western Australia 6872