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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

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 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

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