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The latest figures for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia, a snapshot.

Prepared by Sara Noonan  RHDAustralia acknowledges that the figures presented in this article are not just numbers on the page but... Read on

Clinical Update – Changes to recommended management of borderline RHD in Australia

By Sara Noonan Borderline RHD Borderline RHD is defined as echocardiographic features which are abnormal but do not fulfil criteria for the... Read on

An Australian effort to accelerate a Strep A vaccine candidate into clinical trials in Australia.

By Alma Fulurija, Project Lead for the Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative (ASAVI). Group A streptococcus (Strep A) is among the... Read on

Angka rlterrk nhanyem health-akert (“This is a strong word about health”)

By David Blackman & Sara Noonan In addition to English, there are at least 12 distinct Aboriginal languages spoken within a 500km... Read on

Across Australia, more than 5,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are currently living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) or its precursor, acute rheumatic fever (ARF).

Rheumatic Heart Disease Endgame Strategy: what does it mean to community?

Originally published on the Telethon Kids Institute website. Across Australia, more than 5,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people... Read on

Liana’s story begins nine years ago. It starts with a sore ankle, a fever, a trip to the emergency room and clinic and finally a diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)

Margaret and Liana - Lived Experience

  Liana’s story begins nine years ago. It starts with a sore ankle, a fever, a trip to the emergency room and clinic and finally a... Read on

In early November 2021, Apunipima partnered with the Napranum PCYC for a Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) movie night to launch a series of community videos

Apunipima community partnership drives RHD awareness videos

In early November 2021, Apunipima partnered with the Napranum PCYC for a Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) movie night to launch a series of... Read on

Increase in Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) in East Arnhem region prompts heightened awareness for recognising signs and symptoms of ARF

Health Alert

Health Alert - 2.9.2021 Increase in Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) in East Arnhem region prompts heightened awareness for recognising signs... Read on

TERTIARY PREVENTION OF RHD COMPLICATIONS and Principles of RHD management

Clinical update - tertiary prevention of RHD complications

TERTIARY PREVENTION OF RHD COMPLICATIONS The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever... Read on

We are delighted to welcome Emer O’Connor to the RHDAustralia team as our Health Professionals Educator.

Meet Emer O'Connor - RHDA's new Health Professionals Educator

We are delighted to welcome Emer O’Connor to the RHDAustralia team as our Health Professionals Educator. Emer is a Registered Nurse with... Read on

I vividly remember the day I met Isiah for the first time. I was immediately taken in by his infectious smile.

I remember when I first met Isiah....

**WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains images of someone who has passed... Read on

I am delighted to be writing to you in my new capacity of Director of RHDAustralia.

Meet the Director - Vicki Wade

Dear valued reader, I am excited to be here with you in my new capacity as Director of RHDAustralia. I am honoured to take on this... Read on

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