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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia


Better Cardiac Care 2016 report

Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Second national report 2016

The 2nd National Report describes the cardiac disease profile of Indigenous Australians between the years 2011 to 2014. Priority areas... Read on

Health Alert

Mycobacterium chimaera – information for open-heart surgery patients

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) recently issued the National Infection Control Guidance: Non-... Read on

Off the floor - bedding trial for the Northern Territory

A new 'Off the floor' project has recently been launched as a response to the continuing effects of acute rheumatic fever on remote... Read on

Important health messages in-language

In-language health messages speak to patients

After watching the acute rheumatic fever (ARF) ‘Important Health Message’ in his own language, Warlpiri, Jacob (aged 10), no longer fights... Read on

Forgotten not gone event photo

Forgotten but not gone: ‘Why does a third world disease still exist in Australia?’

‘Why does a third world disease still exist in Australia?’ was the question asked at our Q&A panel event held at Parliament House,... Read on

Workshop participants get hands on experience

Social solutions and clinical knowledge keys to prevention - NT workshop

The 2016 Northern Territory Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop was hosted by Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin on the... Read on

Dr Thilini Basnayake at rheumatic heart disease workshop

The NT experience: Doctor speaks out about the importance of RHD workshop and awareness raising events

Dr Thilini Basnayake was one of many local doctors who attended the 2016 Northern Territory Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop, on... Read on

Josh and Anary treat Timor Leste child

Top End clinicians support Timor-Leste kids: Rheumatic heart disease screening in Timor-Leste

RHDAustralia works with affiliated organisations to increase awareness of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD)... Read on

Djambawa Marawilli, AM, Ceremonial leader of Madarrpa Clan at Yilpara (Baniyala) and Emma Haynes (Project Coordinator, Menzies).

Community driven change: On Track Watch in Arnhem Land

2019 Publication - Community-based participatory action research on rheumatic heart disease in an Australian Aboriginal homeland:... Read on

E-learning modules and video

WA orientation video new addition to e-learning modules

An orientation and education video for Western Australian (WA) health staff is the latest addition to our e-learning platform. The... Read on

What does screening mean to the screened?

A qualitative follow-up study to South Australian Childhood Rheumatic Heart Disease Screening Project (SACRHD) will explore the... Read on

AMA 2016 Report Card on Indigenous Health - Rheumatic Heart Disease

AMA releases 2016 report card on Indigenous health: A call to action to prevent new cases of rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous Australia by 2031

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called on all Australian governments and other stakeholders to work together to eradicate... Read on