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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).

The Makulkul Mob - Wadeye

A music video from the community of Wadeye. The kids sing about strong hearts and strong bodies in the local language of Murrinhpatha. Produced by Red Dust and showcasing the talented students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, they highlight nutrition, physical activity, hygiene and beign smoke free for a healthy heart. The song also introduces the signs that students should be aware in relation to rheumatic fever, which affects the heart.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: West Kimberley Kriol

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in West Kimberly Kriol language, please share it with communities who understand this language.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Warlpiri

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Walpiri language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Pitjantjatjara

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Pitjantjatjara language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Yolgnu Matha

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Yolgnu Matha, please share it with the communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Anindilyakwa

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated in Anindilyakwa language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic fever: Burarra

From the Take Heart film, this short clip carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This film is narrated inEnglish language, please share it with appropriate communities in Australia.

Take Heart App

Instructions on how to download the 'take heart' app. This App is designed to help people who require regular secondary prophylaxis (penicillin injections) to protect themselves from rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

'Don't miss out on the things you love' RHD calendar | SA Health

Together with the Aboriginal community in South Australia, SA Health has developed a calendar to educate people about the importance of rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever through simple messages and testimonials from people across South Australia. The theme of the calendar is “Don't miss out on the things you love” which contains photos of people from across South Australia talking about why they look after their hearts and what they don't want to miss out on. On the other side of the calendar is information about rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic heart disease: English

This short film carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Please share it with appropriate communities in Australia. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

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