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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).

Recognising & treating skin conditions

This full-colour flipchart is specifically targeted at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audience for whom English is not a first language. It uses photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions to show and explain the different kinds of skin conditions likely to affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and how best to treat them. It is designed for use by health professionals working in remote locations but, due to the confronting nature of the images, it may not suited for broad dissemination. The flipchart can be downloaded, but is not available in hard copy.

Sore throat can lead to a broken heart - Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

This 1 minute rap (performed by students of the Cape Music Institute) raises awareness about the importance of penicillin in preventing sore throats which could lead to damage to the heart valves, and rheumatic heart disease.
The ASAP programme, launched by the Pan-African Society of Africa in 2006, is a focused action plan using Awareness, Surveillance, Advocacy and Prevention to galvanise efforts, identify and strengthen interventions and create political will to stem the tide of RHD.

Information about rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease

Educational video for patients and their families produced by Queensland RHD Control Program. Key prevention and treatment messages are highlighted by Lyndsey for discussion with health professionals.