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Posted on 27 February, 2018 in Industry

New Roadmap to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

New Roadmap to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

The Australian Department of Health has announced the New Roadmap to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease.

The charting of Australia’s first comprehensive roadmap to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has begun, with the foundations laid at a roundtable of experts in Darwin, convened by the Indigenous Health Minister, Ken Wyatt AM. 

“RHD and acute rheumatic fever take about 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives each year and many of these are young people,” Minister Wyatt said.

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