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Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Burarra

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated inEnglish language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic heart disease: English

This short film carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Please share it with appropriate communities in Australia. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

Sticking to Treatment

West Australian performance artist Nelson Baker has turned his experience of living with rheumatic heart disease into a powerful video message to other young Australians. The rap was written by Nelson and the music video was produced by Goolarri Media for the Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS). In it, Nelson raps about the importance of adhering to a decade-long regime of monthly penicillin shots to prevent recurrences of rheumatic fever.

A family's journey with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease | Cherie, Kenya and Luke McAdam

The McAdam family live every day with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
Cherie McAdam's daughter Kenya had recurrent acute rheumatic fever which was underdiagnosed. Kenya now has rheumatic heart disease.
Cherie's son Luke is on secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever.
By sharing their story, the family hope to raise awareness to improve care for other families.

Presented at RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Darwin, August 2014.

Qualitative research AMOSS rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy study | Sue Kruske

Qualitative research about rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy study, presented at RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Darwin, August, 2014, by Professor Sue Kruske (Maternal and Child Health, University of Queensland). The AMOSS (Australian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System) RHD in pregnancy study includes a quantitative study with nearly 300 maternity units across Australia and New Zealand, and a qualitative study exploring women’s journey with RHD.

Days at Risk | Keith Edwards

Days at Risk powerpoint presentation by Dr Keith Edwards at RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Darwin, 12 August 2014.
Clear messages for improving timely prophylaxis are promoted.

On average 30% of all Northern Territory cases of Acute Rheumatic Fever are
recurrences. An audit of 5 to 19 year olds
at risk of ARF showed that on any 1 day, 20% to
67% were not protected and ‘at risk’ of
recurrence because of delayed secondary
prophylaxis.

Berribob | a story of rheumatic fever told by Berribob Watson

Berribob Watson contracted rheumatic heart disease as a young person. He has managed the disease through his entire adult life. In this film clip (directed towards his own community, but applicable to all), he reinforces the need for regular visits to the doctor for a check up. Produced by Skinnyfish TV.

Echocardiography in rheumatic heart disease | Ben Reeves

Presentation on echocardiography in rheumatic heart disease, by Ben Reeves, presented at the RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Cairns, July 2014.

Stop Sore Throats Hurting Hearts Campaign | New Zealand

Health Promotion Awareness in New Zealand is working with the Ministry of Health rheumatic fever prevention programme to raise awareness among parents, families and caregivers of school children within high risk communities about the importance of getting sore throats checked and treated as quickly as possible to prevent rheumatic fever. The website contains information about: All about sore throats; What is the treatment for strep throat? How does strep throat spread?

Take Heart: The quest to rid the world of Rheumatic Heart Disease (Official Teaser)

Take Heart is a moving picture advocacy project designed to put rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas. This is the official teaser for a full length feature released in 2016. It shows Eddie going to hospital for heart surgery.

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