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Following the unanimous adoption of the WHO Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in May 2018, and in response to member feedback on priority activities, a WHF RHD Taskforce was established in June of this year to take targeted actions to contribute to the implementation of the Resolution.
The second meeting of the taskforce working group took place on Sunday 26 August in Munich alongside the European of Society Cardiology (ESC) Congress. Chaired by the WHF President-Elect Prof Karen Sliwa, this meeting focused on further advancing work on focus areas identified as key to implementing the resolution: policy and advocacy, prevention control and medical management, and access to cardiac surgery.
The Taskforce will continue to meet regularly to work on translating the Resolution in to action on RHD, with another meeting preliminarily scheduled for October 2018.
If you are interested in learning more about the Taskforce, or if you are interested in attending please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading Heart Surgery Societies Call for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease
In memory of Prof. Bongani Mayosi
First Meeting of WHF RHD Taskforce