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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Western Australia

“Gotta Keep it Strong” Music Video - Merredin

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects was proud to work with the Njaki Njaki community of Merredin and partner with the Merredin Aboriginal Project Inc. (MAPI), University of Western Australia, Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health and Telethon Kids Institute to create this music video.

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.

Western Australia RHD Orientation Film

The Western Australia Rheumatic Heart Disease Orientation film provides consistent introduction for any staff member who may provide a service to a patient diagnosed with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and/or rheumatic heart disease (RHD).It informs staff of their legal obligations in regard to the Western Australia RHD Register. The film can be accessed through RHDAustralia's e-learning platform.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: West Kimberley Kriol

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 West Kimberly Kriol language, please share it with communities who understand this language.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Pitjantjatjara

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 Pitjantjatjara language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Sticking to Treatment

West Australian performance artist Nelson Baker has turned his experience of living with rheumatic heart disease into a powerful video message to other young Australians. The rap was written by Nelson and the music video was produced by Goolarri Media for the Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS). In it, Nelson raps about the importance of adhering to a decade-long regime of monthly penicillin shots to prevent recurrences of rheumatic fever.

The Heart of the Matter | Rheumatic heart disease | Western Australia

An educational video for health professionals working in Western Australia about rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Featuring Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, leading RHD specialist, the video provides general information and statistics about acute rheumatic fever and RHD plus information specific to RHD control in West Australia. There may have been some staff changes since this video was made in 2013.

Keeping up with the Joneses

A video produced by Dr Melanie Thompson on the Jones Criteria for diagnosing rheumatic fever. Statistics from WA are featured in this 2013 production. Not to be confused with the 2016 American action comedy film, Keeping up with the Joneses directed by Greg Mottola and written by Michael LeSieur.

Mary's Story - Things you need to know

Aunty Mary tells her story about her nephew with ARF, illustrated with cartoons and photos. Information you should know if your child or family member has had acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. For further information or to access a copy of this resource contact the RHD control program in your area or RHDAustralia: http://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/rhd-programs.

What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

A brief introduction to acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for the general public. Print direct from this site for a trifold brochure, or contact info@rhdaustralia.org.au for printed pamphlets and more information.

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