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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Patients, Families & Communities

Patients, Families & Communities resource page about acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Nothin' deadly about a sore throat comic – Indigenous

This comic follows the story of Benny and his friends, and highlights the importance of preventing and treating sore throats and skin sores to prevent acute rheumatic fever.

Nothin' deadly about a sore throat comic - Non-Indigenous

This comic follows the story of Benny and his friends, and highlights the importance of preventing and treating sore throats and skin sores to prevent acute rheumatic fever.

What is Rheumatic Fever? - Nepali

This poster presented in Nepali, includes information about the causes, signs, symptoms and prevention of acute rheumatic fever. (A4 size)

What is Rheumatic Fever? - Somali

This poster presented in Somali, includes information about the causes, signs, symptoms and prevention of acute rheumatic fever. (A4 size)

Strong Heart Strong Body booklet - Nepali

This booklet presented in Nepali, contains information about the signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, how to manage them, and how to prevent complications.

Strong Heart Strong Body booklet - Somali

This booklet presented in Somali, contains information about the signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, how to manage them, and how to prevent complications.

What is Rheumatic Fever? - French

This poster presented in French, includes information about the causes, signs, symptoms and prevention of acute rheumatic fever. (A4 size)

Strong Heart Strong Body booklet - French

This booklet presented in French, contains information about the signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, how to manage them, and how to prevent complications.

Bookmarks with resources

Bookmark for clinicians/health staff - features a QR code which quickly links to the ARF Diagnosis and Guideline App, and information about the RHDAustralia free e-learning modules.

Bookmark for patients and families - features a QR code to quickly link to the Treatment Tracker App, a smartphone app designed to remind people when their penicillin injections are due, and a link to our resources page. It highlights the Sharing a Heartbeat short film about rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy. 

Preventing rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida, NT

This short film introduces Joseph Diddo, a language culture worker and traditional land owner in the Northern Territory. Joseph discusses the importance of translating health messages in peoples' first language to help improve community understanding of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida. 

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

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