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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.

This film is available in English and 11 Indigenous languages. The original film in the Barratha language was produced in response to an outbreak of acute rheumatic fever in a remote community in the Northern Territory. 

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

Developed by 
Moonshine Agency Pty Ltd
Year of publication 
2016