Burden of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and impact of prevention strategies: comprehensive evidence to drive the RHD Endgame [ 2018 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Dr Judith Katzenellenbogen (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Anna Ralph Dr Angelita Martini Dr Frank Sanfilippo Dr Lee Nedkoff
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Brief description Rheumatic heart disease is chronic damage to the heart valves caused by repeated bouts of acute rheumatic fever. Both are preventable, yet rates among Indigenous Australians are of the highest recorded. We propose to undertake the first multi-jurisdictional study of these conditions to determine trends in occurrence and evaluate the impact of existing interventions in Australia. Findings will be used to inform the development of a roadmap to remove RHD as a public health problem in Australia.

Funding Amount $AUD 960,655.59

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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