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NAIDOC 2018: Because of Her, We Can

NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, we can

Under the theme ‘Because of Her, We Can!’. NAIDOC week 2018 celebrates the active and significant roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait... Read on

RHDAustralia 2018: New funding. New direction.

We are excited to announce that along with our new round of Commonwealth funding, RHDAustralia is undergoing a shift in organisational... Read on

HeartKids Nadia Tolhurst and RHDAustralia

HeartKids and RHDAustralia supporting rheumatic heart disease families in the Northern Territory

Of all the cardiac care cases paediatric cardiologist Bo Remenyi sees in Darwin, nearly half of them are Indigenous children with rheumatic... Read on

The Australian guideline on the prevention, management and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Guideline on ARF and RHD to undergo significant changes

The Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2012) was developed... Read on

End rheumatic heart disease in Australia

2018 shaping up to be a big year for the elimination of rheumatic heart disease in Australia

Only 3 months into 2018 and the push to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia is gaining momentum, with the following exciting... Read on

Dr Ash - Rheumatic heart disease & acute rheumatic fever doctor

New technology helping doctors make the right diagnosis

Since 2013, the acute rheumatic fever diagnosis and guideline app has been downloaded over 8,000 times. It can be used in a variety of... Read on

Media Release - Department of Health

New Roadmap to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

Media Release by Department of Health 27 February 2018 The charting of Australia’s first comprehensive roadmap to end rheumatic heart... Read on

RHDAustralia Programs Page

Playing a role in the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Article courtesy of the National Rural Health Alliance Partyline magazine, Issue 60, September 2017. Read more at the National Rural Health... Read on

Alice Mitchell research around rheumatic heart disease

“That Heart Sickness”

How (mis)communication in the health system is impacting people living with rheumatic heart disease “One of the things I found in my... Read on

ARF and RHD Self Management model

What does a culturally competent model of self-management look like?

Aboriginal culture is central to health. It is value based, built on social roles, cultural obligations and responsibilities which differs... Read on

RHD in pregnancy photo

Translating research: how do women understand RHD in Pregnancy?

The Australian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS) RHD in Pregnancy study has shown that for Indigenous women in Australia,... Read on

Sharing a Heartbeat: love, pregnancy, and living with rheumatic heart disease

A new film written and directed by a group of Northern Territory Aboriginal women follows the story of Tess, a young women whose boyfriend... Read on