Publication Type:

Journal Article


Glob Heart, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.47-62 (2017)



Continuity of Patient Care, cost of illness, Endemic Diseases, Evidence-Based Medicine, female, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, male, Penicillin G Benzathine, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Preventive Health Services, primary prevention, rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, Risk Factors, secondary prevention


<p>Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a preventable non-communicable condition that disproportionately affects the world's poorest and most vulnerable. The World Heart Federation Roadmap for improved RHD control is a resource designed to help a variety of stakeholders raise the profile of RHD nationally and globally, and provide a framework to guide and support the strengthening of national, regional and global RHD control efforts. The Roadmap identifies the barriers that limit access to and uptake of proven interventions for the prevention and control of RHD. It also highlights a variety of established and promising solutions that may be used to overcome these barriers. As a general guide, the Roadmap is meant to serve as the foundation for the development of tailored plans of action to improve RHD control in specific contexts.</p>

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B. Palafox, Mocumbi, A. Olga, R Kumar, K., Ali, S. K. M., Kennedy, E., Haileamlak, A., Watkins, D., Petricca, K., Wyber, R., Timeon, P., and Mwangi, J., “The WHF Roadmap for Reducing CV Morbidity and Mortality Through Prevention and Control of RHD.”, Glob Heart, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 47-62, 2017.