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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Videos

Dr Bo Remenyi, NT Australian of the Year 2018

Paediatric cardiologist Dr Bo Reményi was NT Australian of the Year in 2018. She used this opportunity to highlight the high rates of rheumatic heart disease among Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In this short film she highlights some of the problems associated with rheumatic heart disease and the need to move from a treatment focus to a prevention focus. 

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

RHD wiping out generations of Indigenous Australians - The Point

This short documentary aired on NITV's The Point with Stan Grant follows the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with rheumatic heart disease who have had open heart surgery. 

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

Sydenham chorea 2

Demonstration of a young girl with chorea

Sydenham chorea

Demonstration of a young boy with chorea

Rayboy's Story

This short film follows the story of Rayboy, a teenager with rheumatic heart disease receiving regular penicillin needles, who befriends a younger child who also needs the needles.

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

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Kriol

This short film presented in the Kriol 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 disease, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy: English

This short film 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, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Patient Story - Jenaya Dunnett

This short video provides a patient/family story which has been paired with clinical detail to raise awareness of rheumatic heart disease. Jenaya Dunnett describes her daughter Tieandra's diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever.

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

Benny's Journey - video for young people (ENGLISH)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (TORRES STRAIT CREOLE)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately and see a doctor immediately.

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