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A leading Academic in rheumatic fever says if it was a disease that affected Pakeha children, much more would have been done.
The country's largest charitable child health organisation, Cure Kids… Audio
An Auckland GP says the Covid-19 lockdown has contributed to the spike in the number of children being hospitalised with acute rheumatic fever.
There's been a dramatic rise in the number of… Audio
Rheumatic fever rates are on the rise. Philippa Tolley talks to those living with this heart-damaging auto-immune disease and to those left behind. Video, Audio
Northland doctors say Health Ministry figures for one year they have audited under-estimated by half the true burden of acute rheumatic fever in the region. Audio
A new study outlines the barriers to preventing rheumatic fever. Institutional Racism, inflexibility to when and how people get their shots, and the disconnect with youth are all part of the problem.
Rheumatic fever is seriously debilitating illness: gone untreated, it can reduce a person's life expectancy by approximately 15 years Audio
A study into the increase in rheumatic fever in Māori and Pacific people has uncovered claims of racism and 'rough handling' of patients suffering from the disease. Audio
Samoan app developed to build awareness about rheumatic fever. Audio
Government targets to reduce rheumatic fever are unlikely to be met and in some regions, particularly in Auckland, rates have actually risen. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Professor Harvey White, the… Audio
The government fails to make a dent in rheumatic fever rates across much of Auckland. Millions of dollars has been poured in to slash the incidents of the debilitating disease. Audio
The government is failing to make a dent in rheumatic fever rates across much of Auckland, despite millions of dollars being poured into tackling the problem.
Children who get acute rheumatic fever and need heart surgery continue to battle the disease in later life. Audio
A new study shows children with several rotten teeth are nearly twice as likely to get rheumatic fever. Audio
A new study shows children with several rotten teeth are almost twice as likely to get rheumatic fever. Audio
Fewer people are being admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever but the Minister of Health says there is still a lot to do.
Fewer people are being admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever but the Minister of Health says there is still a lot to do. Audio
A new vaccine to combat disease caused by rheumatic fever may soon become a reality. It has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of deaths from preventable heart disease, throughout the world… Audio
A new vaccine to combat rheumatic heart disease is a step closer. Audio
The rates of rheumatic fever in New Zealand are rising, despite the Government's renewed financial commitment to combating it. Audio