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  1. COAG Health Council | Communiqué 8 March 2019

    COAG Health Council | Communiqué 8 March 2019

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    The Federal, state and territory Health Ministers met in Adelaide at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.

  2. RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

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    The Federal Government will outline a national plan to eradicate rheumatic heart disease at next week's COAG meeting of health ministers.

  3. RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

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    The Federal Government will outline a national plan to eradicate rheumatic heart disease at next week's COAG meeting of health ministers.

  4. Research offers hope for rheumatic fever sufferers

    Research offers hope for rheumatic fever sufferers

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    Northern Territory data has been used to prove that timely treatment for people with rheumatic fever reduces the risk of recurring illness and death.

  5. Words from Arnhem land: Aboriginal health messages need to be made with us rather than for us

    Words from Arnhem land: Aboriginal health messages need to be made with us rather than for us

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    When researchers from Menzies School of Health Research starting working with us on rheumatic heart disease, we explained that the children needed better nutrition.

  6. Media Release|True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ currently underestimated, new research reveals

    Media Release|True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ currently underestimated, new research reveals

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    Media Release | University of Otago

  7. True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ underestimated

    True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ underestimated

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    The joint study by researchers from the University of Otago, ESR, University of Auckland and the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia.

  8. Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

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    Health professionals and Maningrida stakeholders have come together to continue screenings of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

  9. Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

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    Health professionals and Maningrida stakeholders have come together to continue screenings of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

  10. Smart phones to help with remote area heart sickness

    Smart phones to help with remote area heart sickness

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    Dr Alice Mitchell is helping in the fight against one of the leading causes of death among young Indigenous people

  11. ABC | Rheumatic heart disease going undiagnosed by NT's fly-in doctors, cardiologist warns

    ABC | Rheumatic heart disease going undiagnosed by NT's fly-in doctors, cardiologist warns

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    The Northern Territory is home to some of the highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, but the transient nature of the region's medical practitioners could be hindering the fight to stop it.

  12. Arnhem Land children suffer world's highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease

    Arnhem Land children suffer world's highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease

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    In a remote Indigenous community of 3,000 people, researchers have discovered the highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, where children as young as four have died from the entirely preventable condition.

  13. Preventing RHD through community-driven activities

    Preventing RHD through community-driven activities

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    Health activities driven by remote Indigenous communities may be key to the sustainable and successful treatment and prevention of a potentially fatal disease, a study has found.

  14. Building genomics expertise in the NT

    Building genomics expertise in the NT

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    Menzies is investing and developing expertise in the emerging research area of genome sequencing. In the past year, we took the lead in a number of national and international collaborative programs investigating the genomics of tropical pathogens, and...

  15. Timorese Government prepares plan to prevent and combat rheumatic heart disease

    Timorese Government prepares plan to prevent and combat rheumatic heart disease

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    The Timorese Ministry of Health is designing a prevention and diagnosis plan, part of the Family Health program, to combat rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, the ministry's minister announced today.

  16. Saving Lives of remote children | NT News

    Saving Lives of remote children | NT News

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    Darwin researchers have uncovered alarming rates of rheumatic heart disease in East Timorese children.

  17. Cardiologists identify alarming levels of rheumatic heart disease in Timor-Leste

    Cardiologists identify alarming levels of rheumatic heart disease in Timor-Leste

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    Research by Australian cardiologists has found the rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Timor-Leste are among the highest in the world. The landmark study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

  18. Sharing a Heartbeat: Rheumatic heart disease movie released in Darwin

    Sharing a Heartbeat: Rheumatic heart disease movie released in Darwin

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    A push for more awareness around the effects of rheumatic heart disease on pregnancy has led to a film developed, written, and directed by Australian Indigenous women.

  19. Rheumatic heart disease program in East Timor 'saving lives' with 'simple' penicillin injections

    Rheumatic heart disease program in East Timor 'saving lives' with 'simple' penicillin injections

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    Australian doctors are working with East Timorese health workers to screen and treat children and young people with the illness, using methods similar to those used in Australia.

  20. Rheumatic heart disease: Preventable illness in Indigenous communities 'a national failure', AMA says

    Rheumatic heart disease: Preventable illness in Indigenous communities 'a national failure', AMA says

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    The Australian Medical Association has singled out a preventable disease caused by impoverished living conditions and untreated infections as Australia's "national failure".

  21. Launch of new e-learning modules to target world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease

    Launch of new e-learning modules to target world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease

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    RHDAustralia will launch 15 new ‘clinician e-learning modules’ at a seminar in Darwin as part of Australia’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy to tackle the world’s highest recorded rate of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

  22. Seminar to reduce world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in children

    Seminar to reduce world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in children

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    RHDAustralia will host a free seminar in Cairns tonight as part of Australia’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy to reduce the world’s highest recorded rate of acute rheumatic fever.

  23. Forum to forge path to end rheumatic heart disease

    Forum to forge path to end rheumatic heart disease

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    200 international leading experts and advocates for rheumatic heart disease will converge at the 3rd Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Forum in Melbourne next week.

  24. Call to arms to save children from rheumatic heart disease

    Call to arms to save children from rheumatic heart disease

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    A leading paediatric cardiologist has emphasised the need to prevent RHD in Indigenous children to avoid premature death, cardiac surgery and stroke to allow them to live a fulfilling life.

  25. Beating rheumatic heart disease: Experts converge in Darwin

    Beating rheumatic heart disease: Experts converge in Darwin

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    Experts from around the country will meet in Darwin today at the RHD Australia Conference 2013: Practice and Culture to strengthen Australia’s fight to prevent rheumatic heart disease.

  26. Preventable disease leaves 13 year old with mechanical heart failure

    Preventable disease leaves 13 year old with mechanical heart failure

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    RHD Australia will mark World Heart Day on 29 September by reminding people that rheumatic heart disease is preventable. Diagnosed at the age of seven, Carlisa Willika from the Werenbun community north of Katherine in the Northern Territory has lived with rheumatic heart disease for five years.