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Western Australian RHD Register and Control Program

The Western Australian (WA) RHD Register and Control Program aims to reduce the burden of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the WA population. The objectives of the Program are to:

  • improve clinical care for people living with ARF and RHD including delivery of secondary prophylaxis antibiotics.
  • provide disease education and training for the health workforce, individuals, families, and communities.
  • maintain a dedicated statewide patient register and recall system for ARF and RHD.
  • provide data for national epidemiological reporting.

The Program works with Government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, schools, and community groups, with a focus on community engagement to support people living with ARF and RHD and their families.

Legislated notification of ARF and RHD

Medical Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners have a legal obligation to notify cases of ARF and RHD in WA. For more information contact the Program on 1300 622 745.

Notification Form



T: 1300 622 745
F: 08 6553 0899

Northern Territory

South Australia

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Last updated 
16 August 2023