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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).

Sydenham chorea

Demonstration of a young boy with chorea

Rayboy's Story

This short film follows the story of Rayboy, a teenager with rheumatic heart disease receiving regular penicillin needles, who befriends a younger child who also needs the needles.

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

Acute rheumatic fever signs and symptoms - Dr Bo Remenyi

A very concise 1min 38sec audio recording of Dr Bo Remenyi talking about the signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic. Quick and to the point. If your children have any of these symptoms take them to the clinic straight away.

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: Kriol

This short film presented in the Kriol language deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families. 

Tess has rheumatic heart disease, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Sharing a Heartbeat - Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy: English

This short film deals with issues around pregnancy and the importance of family for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who live with rheumatic heart disease. This film was developed, written and directed by young Indigenous women, and contains culturally appropriate health information for girls and young women and their families. 

Tess has rheumatic heart disease, and she is not sure about her future as a mother.

Patient Story - Jenaya Dunnett

This short video provides a patient/family story which has been paired with clinical detail to raise awareness of rheumatic heart disease. Jenaya Dunnett describes her daughter Tieandra's diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever.

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

Benny's Journey - video for young people (ENGLISH)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (TORRES STRAIT CREOLE)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately and see a doctor immediately.

Eddie Masina with a Stayin' Strong health message

This Stayin' Strong message featuring Eddie Masina is a segment of a larger interview Eddie Masina did with 98.9FM - Brisbane Indigenous Media Association.

Take Heart - What is Rheumatic Heart Disease

Take Heart is a moving picture advocacy project designed to put rheumatic heart disease on the global media and public health agendas. This short film includes medical and public health specialists from around the world talking with people living with this disease to describe the causes, symtoms and impact of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this video contains images of an Aboriginal person who has died.

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