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RHD Australia

Videos

The Makulkul Mob song - Wadeye NT

This music video was developed by the community memebrs of Wadeye. Chidlren sing about strong hearts and strong bodies in the local language of Murrinhpatha. Produced by Red Dust and showcasing the talented students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, they highlight nutrition, physical activity, hygiene and being smoke-free for a healthy heart. The song also introduces the signs that students should be aware in relation to acute rheumatic fever, which affects the heart. (contains subtitles)

Rheumatic valve disease New Zealand perspective

Powerpoint presentation delivered at RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22nd March 2016 by Dr. Adam El Gamel (Clinical Director Cardiac Surgery at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, NZ and Associate Professor at Auckland University). This is an overview of RHD and cardiac surgery, including surgical considerations, tissue vs mechanical valves.

Cardiac surgery case studies - Dr Bo Reményi

Dr Bo Reményi is a paediatric cardiologist based in Darwin. Here she describes the journey of two children from diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever to rheumatic heart disease and heart valve surgery.

This presentation was delivered at the RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22 March 2016. 

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

ARF/RHD: What we know we don't know - Prof Bart Currie

Professor Bart Currie is Team Leader, Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Menzies School of Health Research. Here he presents an overview of group A streptococcal susceptibility, acute rheumatic fever prevention, and secondary prophylaxis.

This presentation was delivered at the RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22 March 2016.

 

Advances in Research and Technology - Prof Jonathan Carapetis

Professor Jonathan Carapetis is Director of the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth WA. Here he presents an update of the advances in research and technology related to acute rheumatic fever diagnosis and treatment.

This presentation was delivered at the RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22 March 2016.

Important Health Message: prevent rheumatic fever: West Kimberley Kriol

This short film contains an important health message in the West Kimberley Kriol 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: Warlpiri

This short film contains an important health message in the Warlpiri 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: Pitjantjatjara

This short film contains an important health message in the Pitjantjatjara 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: Yolngu Matha

This short film contains an important health message in the Yolngu Matha 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: Anindilyakwa

This short film contains an important health message in the Anindilyakwa 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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