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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

Sore throat algorithm - The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) contains clinical information based on national and international best practice

Clinical Update - Primary Prevention of ARF

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

The NSW RHD Program was established in 2015. It is funded by NSW Health, and centers around a disease register to support clinicians managing people with diagnosed acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Primordial Prevention of ARF in NSW

NSW RHD Program The NSW RHD Program was established in 2015. It is funded by NSW Health, and centers around a disease register to support... Read on

RHDAustralia is very fortunate to be able to offer traineeship positions through the Menzies School of Health Indigenous Capacity Building Unit, Biyamarr ma

RHDAustralia Supporting Next Generation of Indigenous Leaders

RHDAustralia is very fortunate to be able to offer traineeship positions through Menzies School of Health Research. Through this scheme, we... Read on

RHDAustralia was established as Australia’s national ARF/RHD coordination unit in 2009. Over the last 10 years our role has changed in response to the needs of the community.

Meet the RHDAustralia Team 2020

RHDAustralia was established as Australia’s national ARF/RHD coordination unit in 2009. Over the last 10 years our role has changed, and... Read on

We are working towards developing a self-care resource for Champions and their communities, and supporting a strategic initiative that aims to see Champions earn micro-credentials through a collaboration with Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Champions4Change Update - Self-care and Micro-credentialing

Despite difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Champions4Change program continues to develop. We are working towards developing... Read on

Graduating on Country: ‘both-way academia’

Graduating on Country: ‘both-way academia’

Authors: Makungun Marika (course graduate), and Alice Mitchell On 30th July 2019, 11 adult Yolŋu students graduated from Charles Darwin... Read on

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