Launch of RHD Action to end RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE

On September 29, 2015 RHD Action was launched and all of us working to increase access to cardiac care should know and contribute to this important global movement. RHD Action has a mission to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD)/ RHD Action was launched on September 29th on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  Global health experts, healthcare providers, people living with RHD and others called for new action against this easily preventable but neglected disease, which as we all know, but outreach has been unsatisfactory, is a major cause of serious illness and death among women, children and adolescents in developing countries.

The partnership has started with 3 driving forces to make this a reality: Medtronic plc, RhEACH and World Heart Federation. For more information on RHD Action, visit www.RHDaction.org.

Lets work together, empower local communities and combat RHD globally. URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO STOP RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE FROM KILLING AND DISABLING PEOPLE IN THE “BOTTOM BILLION”.

For more information about Global Heart Network’s raising awareness about RHD in Senegal : http://bit.ly/1rZYisZ  and some of the awareness materials developed in French  brochure Version ll P1 brochure Version ll p2

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