Rheumatic Heart Disease

Nirrumbuk Environmental Health and Services delivered the Kimberley RHD (Rheumatic Heart Disease) Project in collaboration with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service.

Community leaders and members were consulted and engaged in the design and implementation of the project. The project has a major focus on environmental health including RHD prevention initiatives and activities to address issues related to transmission of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection (which triggers RHD). Community awareness activities have increased awareness of the relationship between sore throats, skin infections and acute rheumatic fever (ARF) / RHD.

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Two-way learning has been established between primary health care and environmental health services in relation to their distinct roles in communities. This has enabled a better understanding how the two roles benefit each other to address GAS/ARF/RHD for better outcomes; and a greater awareness between GAS/ARF/RHD and the importance of early treatment.

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Nirrumbuk Environmental Health and Services

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29 Clementson Street
PO Box 1678
Broome WA 6725

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