African leaders take action on RHD: The 4th All-Africa Workshop on Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease & African Union RHD Communiqué

Shanti Nulu, Robert C Neely, Zeina Tawakol, Magdi Yacoub

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The 4th All-Africa Workshop on Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) was held in Addis Ababa from March 4-6, 2016, hosted by the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) and the African Union Commission (AUC). This was a conference of expert cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who are leading RHD efforts, and included delegates from 22 African countries (Figure 1). There were also representatives from major international stakeholders, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Heart Federation (WHF), as well as the philanthropic arms of the Novartis and Medtronic, both of which have active programs targeting RHD. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21542/gcsp.2016.12

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