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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an avoidable disease of poverty that persists predominantly in low resource settings and among Indigenous and other high-risk populations in some high-income nations. Following a period of relative global policy inertia on RHD, recent years have seen a resurgence of research, policy and civil society activity to tackle RHD; this has culminated in growing momentum at the highest levels of global health diplomacy to definitively address this disease of disadvantage. RHD is inextricably entangled with the global development agenda, and effective RHD action requires concerted efforts both within and beyond the health policy sphere. This report provides an update on the contemporary global and regional policy landscapes relevant to RHD, and highlights the fundamental importance of good data to inform these policy dialogues, monitor systems responses and ensure that no one is left behind.
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Name: Global public health
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), an autoimmune sequela of Group A streptococcal infection, is a chronic valvular disease affecting 32 million people worldwide, predominantly in developing nations. As th...
Early diagnosis and adequate treatment of Group A streptococcal throat infection is an important initial stage in the primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This prev...
The global burden of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is two-to-four times higher in women, with a heightened risk in pregnancy. In Australia, RHD is found predominantly among Aboriginal and Torres Strai...
It is common for patients with rheumatic heart disease to have an enlarged heart. We investigated the prognostic value of cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) in patients with rheumatic heart disease undergoing...
There is geographical overlap between areas endemic for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and those endemic for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A recent pilot study demonstrated that children living w...
This study will determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Lusaka, Zambia through school-based screening methodology using ultraportable echocardiography and a recently v...
It's prospective Cohort study to compare maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant females between corrected and uncorrected rheumatic valve lesions
The current study was designed to determine whether the HLA-DRB1, DQA1, DQB1 alleles are associated with the risk and the pattern of valve damage of RHD.
The purpose of this study is to estimate the number of cases of rheumatic heart disease, pyoderma, and scabies in school age children in Fiji. In addition the study will describe the featu...
The primary objective of this investigation was to assess the impact of new mobile health devices on health outcomes among patients with rheumatic and structural heart disease in a resourc...
Cardiac manifestation of systemic rheumatological conditions, such as RHEUMATIC FEVER. Rheumatic heart disease can involve any part the heart, most often the HEART VALVES and the ENDOCARDIUM.
The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
A measurement of the time needed for FIBRINOLYSIS to occur.
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.
A species of Streptococcus that is pathogenic in fish and may also cause disease in humans who routinely handle infected fish. Those who are of Asian descent, elderly, or have chronic diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS; RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE; or LIVER CIRRHOSIS are more susceptible to Streptococcus iniae infections.