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NT Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program

 

Overview

Originally known as the Top End Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Program, the NT RHD Control Program commenced in 1997. It is a program area within the NT Department of Health's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Unit.

RHD control programs:

There are four State and Territory RHD control programs funded under the Australian Government's Rheumatic Fever Strategy: the NT, Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA) and Queensland. Each program has its own priorities and unique characteristics in terms of burden of disease, geography and service provision but the key roles are common. New South Wales (NSW) also has a RHD register which is an initiative of the NSW Government.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Department of Health and RHDAustralia

Contacts

Northern Territory Department of Health
Rheumatic Heart Disease Program
Centre for Disease Control
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811

Top End Region

Phone: (08) 8922 8454
Fax: (08) 8922 8277
Email: RHDDarwin@nt.gov.au

Central Australia Region

Phone: (08) 8951 6909
Fax: (08) 8951 7900
Email: RHDAliceSprings@nt.gov.au

Related publications

Fittock M, Edwards K (2012)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program: overview for 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(3): 19-20

Edwards K (2007)

Acute rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease program: an update.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 14(2): 26-28

Northern Territory Department of Health (2007)

Remote health atlas: rheumatic heart disease program.

Darwin: Department of Health, Northern Territory

Lowe M (2005)

New directions for the rheumatic heart disease program.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 12(3): 28

Eissa S, Lee R, Binns P, Garstone G, McDonald M (2005)

Assessment of a register-based rheumatic heart disease secondary prevention program in an Australian Aboriginal community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 29(6): 521-525

Kelly A (2003)

Top End Rheumatic Heart Disease Program: report to the Commonwealth: February – November 2002 (abbreviated).

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(1): 9-11

Edwards K (2003)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Program: register, treatment guidelines and priority assessment.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(2): 13-15

Brown A, Purton L, Schaeffer G, Wheaton G, White A (2003)

Central Australian Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program: a report to the Commonwealth November 2002.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 10(1): 1-8

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Last updated: 11 January 2017
 
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