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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Children

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Sheet

At RHDA we’d like to send a message of support to the RHD community in these unprecedented times of this global pandemic. There are many questions about whether children and young adults with rheumatic heart disease are likely to get more unwell than other people if they develop COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection. This document addresses those issues.

Michael's Story

This video follows the story of a 14 year old Aboriginal boy named Michael and his Aunty Mary. It contains information you should know if your child or family member has had an episode of acute rheumatic fever.

Stop rheumatic heart disease

Poster: stop rheumatic heart disease. sore throat, skin sores, joint pain, fever? Go to the clinic.
A poster developed by South Australia Health

What is rheumatic fever? - Arabic language

An A4 flyer describing who can get rheumatic fever and how it affects the heart, translated into Arabic language.

Boom Boom!

Written for kids, by kids from the remote Aboriginal community of Barunga, 'Boom Boom' aims to teach children how to prevent deadly rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Childrens activity book

Heart health based activity and colouring in booklet, aimed at primary school aged children.

What is Rheumatic Fever? Indigenous version

A4 flyer explaining signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever, how you get it and how you can prevent it.

Strong Heart Strong Body booklet – Indigenous version

Strong Heart Strong Body
Information about signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease and how to manage it and prevent complications

Strong Heart Strong Body booklet – Non-Indigenous/Generic

Strong Heart Strong Body
Information about signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease and how to manage it and prevent complications

Sore Throat Comic – Indigenous version

Nothin’ Deadly About a Sore Throat
Comic highlighting the importance of preventing and treating sore throats and skin sores to prevent ARF

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