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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Patients, Families & Communities

QLD COVID-19 Resource for ARF and RHD patients

Stay healthy with Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) during COVID-19. Information for patients, parents or carers.

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

A message from Yalmay Yunupingu Yirrkala Community

Yalmay speaks in Yolngu language in this 2 minute Video about the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Rheumatic Heart Disease - Siona 'Gayili' Yunipingu's story

Video from St Vincent's Health collaboration with Heart Foundation. Gayili tells her story about RHD from Yirrkala in the NT.

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.

Bicillin Date Wheel

Date wheel to assist calculating the date when a Bicillin injection is next due

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