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In 2014, The End Rheumatic Heart Disease Centre of Research Excellence (END RHD CRE) was established to address the urgent need for a comprehensive, evidence-based plan to eliminate rheumatic heart disease (RHD) across Australia.

Bringing together leading experts from 16 institutions across Australia and backed by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the CRE has synthesised the collective experience of communities, clinicians, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, and government and nongovernment organisations – as well as more than 25 years of research – to tackle this need head on.

The result is The RHD Endgame Strategy: The blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031.

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Tenaya's Story

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The RHD Endgame Strategy: An explainer

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The RHD Endgame Strategy: The Launch