RHD develops in children and young people
We aim to amplify rheumatic heart disease control efforts locally, regionally and globally.
We aim to identify, describe and disseminate solutions for this neglected disease and to reduce burden on vulnerable populations around the world. As a collaborative organization, we partner with a broad range of stakeholders - including clinicians, other disease communities, academics, funders, governments, industry and people living with RHD - to achieve our common goals.
Global control of RF and RHD is eminently achievable. Comprehensive register-based programs have already effectively reduced the burden of RF/RHD at a reasonable cost in disparate geographic settings. The drugs and technology needed for successful control programs date from the 1950s yet remain inaccessible to many in need.