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Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (KRIOL)

This is a 13 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (ENGLISH)

This is a 12 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

RHD in Pregnancy Poster - A3 size

There are two versions of this poster. One is for electronic distribution and has links embedded; perfect for emailing other clinics or distributing electronically. The other is for printing and putting on the wall of your clinic or ward. If you would like a high quality print, please contact us to discuss. The aim of these posters is to familiarise health professionals with RHD in pregnancy, the resources available, and some of the important considerations when assessing pregnant women who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait and/or Pacific Islander.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (ENGLISH)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (TORRES STRAIT CREOLE)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately and see a doctor immediately.

Global Status of BPG Report

RHD Action Global report: BPG has been subject to global stock outs over the last decade in both high and low resource settings. The fragmented melee of manufactures, suppliers and procurement agencies has complicated attempts to describe the sources of drug or the scale of shortages. Irrespective of cause, it is clear that global shortages have had significant worldwide impact on countries and procurement agencies trying to purchase BPG.

Rheumatic valve disease New Zealand perspective

Powerpoint presentation delivered at RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22nd March 2016 by Dr. Adam El Gamel (Clinical Director Cardiac Surgery
at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, NZ and Associate Professor at Auckland University). This is an overview of RHD and cardiac surgery, including surgical considerations, tissue vs mechanical valves.

Tools for implementing rheumatic heart disease control programmes: TIPS Handbook

The TIPS Handbook provides a resource for people and places contemplating a rheumatic heart disease control programme. The collation of decades of implementation experience from around the world provides a solid foundation for customised programme development. TIPS presents a simple overview of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and opportunities for intervention, alongside a priority based framework for programme delivery. The resource is intended to support the description, development and delivery of rheumatic heart disease control programmes.

Tools for implementing rheumatic heart disease control programmes: 'Quick TIPS'.

The Quick TIPS guide provides a resource for people and places contemplating a rheumatic heart disease control programme. The collation of decades of
implementation experience from around the world provides a solid foundation for customised programme development.
TIPS presents a simple overview of acute rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, and opportunities for intervention, alongside a priority based framework
for programme delivery. The resource is intended to support the description, development and delivery of rheumatic heart disease control

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic heart disease: English

This short film carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Please share it with appropriate communities in Australia. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

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