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

Alex Brown, Lynette Purton, Gabrielle Schaeffer, Gavin Wheaton, Andrew White

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Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic
Heart Disease (RHD) are important causes of
morbidity and mortality in the Australian
Aboriginal population in Central and Northern Australia with rates among the highest recorded. The Central Australian RHD program operates in line with World Health Organisation recommendations (1994) for regions with high incidence. The program covers a population of 50,000 and collects epidemiological data, assists
with client follow-up, provides client, family and health staff education and has a focus on improving secondary prophylaxis. The report outlines achievements to date.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNT Disease Control Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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