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Latest news from the RHD Secondary Prophylaxis Study

Welcome to the sixth newsletter from the Improving Secondary Prophylaxis (SP) for Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) research project. In this... Read on

Launch of “Heart on Your Sleeve” Social Media Campaign

The “Heart on Your Sleeve” (HOYS) campaign, launched at the end of February is now underway with a flurry of activity in the social media... Read on


Data shows preventable RHD impacting on hospital systems

A recent report by the National Health Performance Authority shows the average length of stay for rheumatic heart disease hospitalisations... Read on

Secondary Prophylaxis reminder apps – now in trial phase

Two new apps to encourage and remind people on secondary prophylaxis to get their injections are now in trial phase. The RHDAustralia... Read on

Don’t miss out on the things you love – 2016 heart calendar

Together with the Aboriginal community in South Australia, SA Health have developed a calendar to educate people about rheumatic fever and... Read on

Aboriginal controlled health service mandates RHDA e-learning modules

Aboriginal controlled health service mandates RHDA e-learning modules As of 2016, the RHDAustralia e-learning modules will be made... Read on

Persistence pays off to get the right diagnosis

It took the persistence of a loving grandmother to get the right diagnosis of rheumatic fever for her granddaughter. June Smith took Rikki... Read on

Rheumatic heart disease – do your genes matter?

The largest genetics study ever conducted with Indigenous Australians has brought researchers a step closer to finding a genetic... Read on

Pregnancy planning information for women with rheumatic heart disease, careful preconception planning, as well as care, monitoring and support during pregnancy.

Clinical update – Rheumatic heart disease in Pregnancy

What if I'm pregnant? Educational resources E-learning modules     Pregnancy planning information For women with rheumatic heart disease,... Read on

RHD Action - The Global Movement to Control RHD

A new global initiative to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD); RHD Action, was launched in New York on September 29th 2015, World Heart Day... Read on

Jess Sommer

Intern doctor uses RHD app to confirm a diagnosis

“One of my first cases of acute rheumatic fever was a 14 year old girl - she was transferred from her community with chorea. The diagnosis... Read on

Research finds Top End has the highest rates of RHD in Australia

The prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Indigenous children living in the Top End is two to three times higher than that of... Read on