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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Northern Territory

A message from Yalmay Yunupingu Yirrkala Community

Yalmay speaks in Yolngu language in this 2 minute Video about the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Rheumatic Heart Disease - Siona 'Gayili' Yunipingu's story

Video from St Vincent's Health collaboration with Heart Foundation. Gayili tells her story about RHD from Yirrkala in the NT.

Video of Q&A Panel Event 2016 - Forgotten but not gone: Why does a third world disease exist in Australia

Hosted by Charlie King, OAM, the Rheumatic Heart Disease forum was held in Darwin in 2016, with discussion from experts, people with RHD and carers in a Q & A style presentation. ‘Why does a third world disease still exist in Australia?’ was the question asked at our Q&A panel event held at Parliament House, Darwin, on the 20th October. The community event raised awareness and generated discussion around a disease that has been all but forgotten in metropolitan and mainstream Australia. Bringing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease back into the public light.

"My Heart Keeps Beating" Music Video - Maningrida

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects was proud to partner with Malabam Health Service, GYS Maningrida and Menzies School of Health Research to work with Maningrida community to create this deadly Music Video 'Heart Keeps Beating'. We brought together many people from the community young and old who have RHD and listened to their powerful and emotional stories and personal experience about living with the disease. We worked with the talented young people and youth workers from Maningrida along with Traditional Songman Diddo and dancer/storyteller Hamish and Solomon.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Arrernte

This short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Arrernte language, please share it with communities who speak this language. 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.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Kunwinjku

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Take Heart Moonshine Agency Acute Rheumatic Fever- Important Health Message. This film is narrated in Kunwinjku language, please share it with communities who speak this language.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Murrinh Patha

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Murrinh Patha language, please share it with the communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Pintupi-Luritja

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Pintupi-Luritja language, please share it with the communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Tiwi

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Tiwi language, please share it with the communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

The Makulkul Mob - Wadeye

A music video from the community of Wadeye. The kids sing about strong hearts and strong bodies in the local language of Murrinhpatha. Produced by Red Dust and showcasing the talented students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, they highlight nutrition, physical activity, hygiene and beign smoke free for a healthy heart. The song also introduces the signs that students should be aware in relation to rheumatic fever, which affects the heart.

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