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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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Preventing rheumatic heart disease - Yalmay Yunupingu, Yirrkala NT

Yalmay talks about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Yolngu language. (includes English subtitles)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Rheumatic Heart Disease - Sioana 'Gayili' Yunipingu

Gayili talks about her experience with rheumatic heart disease. (includes English subtitles)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Boom Boom!

Boom Boom is a song written by children who live in the remote Northern Territory community of Barunga. This short video aims to teach other children how to prevent rheumatic heart disease.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Preventing rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida, NT

This short film introduces Joseph Diddo, a language culture worker and traditional land owner in the Northern Territory. Joseph discusses the importance of translating health messages in peoples' first language to help improve community understanding of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Treatment Tracker App - video

This video introduces Treatment Tracker: a free smartphone app for people receiving penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app provides reminders for when injections are due, and encourages people to get their injections on time. The app can also be used by people who care for other people receiving penicillin injections.

Heart Song - IHHP Lajamanu

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects was proud to partner with Katherine West Health Board and the Lajamanu Community NT to create this deadly music video/health resource.

Key messages focus on managing acute rheumatic fever with regular penicillin needles to keep the heart strong - never miss a jab. Every person in community has the power to make the right choice and lead a happy healthy life. Respect to Lajamanu Community. We were honoured to have North Tanami Band assisting us with this creative process and recording the deadly song.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2 - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Burarra

This short film presented in the Burarra language is the second in the series that deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families.
 
Tess has rheumatic heart disease, but she and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Burarra

This short film presented in the Burarra language deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families. 

Tess has rheumatic heart diseas, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Important Health Message: prevent rheumatic fever: Torres Strait Creole

This short film contains an important health message in the Torres Strait Creole language. It contains information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in rural and remote Australian communities. Key messages include the importance of hand washing and healthy environments to prevent Strep A infections, prompt treatment for sore throats and skin sores, regular penicillin injections to stop acute rheumatic fever, and the impact of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Important Health Message: prevent rheumatic fever: Ndjebbana

This short film contains an important health message in the Ndjebbana language. It contains information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in rural and remote Australian communities. Key messages include the importance of hand washing and healthy environments to prevent Strep A infections, prompt treatment for sore throats and skin sores, regular penicillin injections to stop acute rheumatic fever, and the impact of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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