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The Telethon Kids Institute is spear-heading a national alliance of health and community organisations who are advocating for a commitment from the government to prioritise the end of RHD in Australia. END RHD is the first time such a broad-based coalition has come together to pool their collective expertise around what needs to be done to address RHD in Australia.

The founding members of END RHD include the Australian Medical Association, Heart Foundation, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), RHD Australia based at Menzies School of Health Research, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and the END RHD CRE based at Telethon Kids Institute.

The END RHD recognises the importance of having a diverse range of stakeholders and welcomes the involvement of additional member organisations. Please email if you would like to sign up tocollaborate with the END RHD Coalition.











Any queries for further information about the END RHD CRE can be directed to:

Telephone: O8 9489 7890
Postal address:  Telethon Kids Institute, PO Box 855, West Perth WA 6872

END RHD CRE Indigenous Scholarship Scheme - Honours/Masters/PhD candidates

The END RHD CRE’s Indigenous Scholarship Scheme forms part of the Centre’s commitment to building capacity and developing capabilities for Aboriginal students and researchers. The END RHD CRE is currently providing funding support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to conduct higher degree research in one of the project research fields of epidemiology, bioscience, economic modelling, the lived experience of RHD, evidence translation and advocacy.

To be eligible for consideration, a student must:

  •  Be a new or existing Honours, Masters, or PhD candidate
  •  Conduct research relevant to ARF or RHD

Successful applicants will receive:

  •  An annual stipend of up to $5000 for Honours students (1 year), or $29,000 for Masters (up to 2 years) and PhD students (up to 3 years). Additional funding may be available dependent upon circumstances.


Click here for further information and application details.