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Rheumatic Heart Disease Network (RHDnet)

The World Heart Federation's website for rheumatic heart disease is an international resource developed primarily for clinicians, health practitioners and policy-makers in countries where the disease is still common. Its purpose is to promote rheumatic heart disease control through best practice including registration of people with disease and secondary prevention of rheumatic fever.

The World Heart Federation goal is to  achieve a 25% reduction in premature deaths from RF and RHD among individuals aged <25 years by 2025. Learn more >

The site is contains information about rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for Health Professionals and for Families and Communities. These are available free of charge and with the kind permission of their publishers.


This section contains education & training materials, register databases, best-practice guidelines & from programmes around the world.



This section contains links to inform and promote rheumatic heart disease awareness in the community.