We are pleased to share our vision of a new collaboration for the global control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease - RhEACH. We aim to identify, describe and disseminate solutions for this neglected disease and to reduce the burden on vulnerable populations around the world.
As a collaborative organization, RhEACH seeks to partner with a broad range of stakeholders - including clinicians, other disease communities, academics, funders, governments, industry and people living with rheumatic heart disease - to achieve our common goals. We welcome input on this initial set of priorities and look forward to fruitful collaborations.
Children and young people have the right to be protected from the lifetime effects of rheumatic heart disease
To reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and improve treatment for existing cases, so that the disease recedes as public health priority in all communities