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Rheumatic heart disease. evidence. advocacy. communication. hope. (RhEACH)



The Rheumatic heart disease. evidence. advocacy. communication. hope. (RhEACH) program is a global collaboration which aims to identify, describe and disseminate solutions for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

The mission of RhEACH is to reduce the incidence of ARF and RHD and improve the treatment of existing cases, so that the disease recedes as a public health priority in all communities.

RhEACH works in three priority areas for RHD control:

These priority areas have been informed by areas identified as outstanding needs in RHD control which are:

RhEACH is hosted by the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia and seeks to partner with a broad range of stakeholders including clinicians, other disease communities, funders, governments, industry and people living with RHD.

Abstract adapted from RhEACH


Telethon Kids Institute
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700

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Last updated: 7 October 2015
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