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What Is
Rheumatic heart disease?

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is chronic damage to the valves in the heart that is caused by repeated cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). This can be prevented by regular treatment.

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RHD Australia

We work with Rheumatic Heart Disease control programs and other partners throughout Australia to reduce death and disability from this disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia is an initiative of Menzies School of Health Research.

Funded by the Australian Government
Department of Health

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