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Working with Women who have Rheumatic Heart Disease

Working with women who have rheumatic heart disease

This article was first published in the Australian College of Midwives quarterly magazine, Australian Midwifery News The Champions4Change... Read on

The number of people with rheumatic heart disease in Australia continues to grow

A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has shown that the burden of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and... Read on

Released in February last year, the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition), has now been downloaded over 36 000 times and over 1,000 hardcopies have been delivered all over Australia.

Queensland collaborative workshop promotes 2020 guideline implementation

Released in February last year, the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and... Read on

RHDAustralia is happy to announce that a new member has joined the team! On the 22nd of March, Maida Stewart officially began as the Champions4Change project coordinator.

Champions4Change program welcomes new project coordinator

RHDAustralia is happy to announce that a new member has joined the team! On the 22nd of March, Maida Stewart officially began as the... Read on

Despite heavy rain, flooding and muddy conditions, the community of Barunga came together with health professionals and local organisations to carry out an important initiative aimed at identifying children with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in their community.

Barunga community lead screening for rheumatic heart disease

Despite heavy rain, flooding and muddy conditions, the community of Barunga came together with health professionals and local organisations... Read on

In this article, we take a closer look at diagnosis of ARF in the Australian setting.

Clinical update - diagnosis of ARF

DIAGNOSIS OF ARF IN AUSTRALIA The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic... Read on

Australian researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has shown significant potential for transforming the delivery of penicillin injections for people living with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Transforming the delivery of penicillin injections

Australian researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia have conducted a study... Read on

If Australia wants to get serious about tackling the root causes of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, there are lessons to be learned from New Zealand.

Tackling the root cause of RHD

If Australia wants to get serious about tackling the root causes of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, there are lessons to... Read on

Artwork that reflects the lived experience of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease is being displayed at various sites across Queensland in 2020-2021.

Queensland HeART Project

Artwork that reflects the lived experience of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease is being displayed at various sites across... Read on

 In this article, we take a closer look at secondary prevention, and specifically secondary prophylaxis for ARF, with a focus on delivery of benzathine benzylpenicillin G injections.

Clinical Update - Secondary Prevention of ARF

The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) ... Read on

As a key partner in the END RHD, we are pleased to announce the launch of the RHD Endgame Strategy - a blueprint to eliminating rheumatic heart diseas by 2031.

Australia's Strategy to END RHD by 2031

RHDAustralia welcomes the launch of the RHD Endgame Strategy – a blueprint for eliminating rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031.... Read on

Meet Terrence Guyula: Terrence is a clinician, community Elder and advocate for men’s health who has been working as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner in the remote Top End of the Northern Territory for over 32 years.

Terrence Guyula - Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands

Terrence Guyula is an Aboriginal Health Practitioner who has worked in the remote Top End of the Northern Territory for over 32 years. In... Read on

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