TAKE HEART RHD FILM OUT NOW – THE QUEST TO RID THE WORLD OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE

TAKE HEART – RHD FILM

What disease starts with a sore throat, or infected skin sores in children, and if left untreated can advance to open heart surgery, permanent disability, stroke and premature death?
 
Rheumatic Heart Disease, or RHD,  is a largely invisible disease that threatens the lives of over 30 million children and young people around the world.

Take Heart: The Quest to Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease lifts the lid on this life-threatening disease that is 100% preventable.

Narrated by Logie & Walkley Award Winner, Mr Stan Grant, this powerful and provocative film is the first in a global series that focuses on Australasia – Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The first peoples of this region – Indigenous Australians, New Zealand Māoris and Pacific Islanders – have among the highest rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world.

While Australia and New Zealand are ranked top 2 and 7 on the UN’s Human Development Index, this epidemic highlights the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Take Heart provides a first hand account that explores how we can close this gap and prevent more children being struck down by this completely preventable disease.

Winner of 9 Global Independent Film Awards including Gold Medal for Best Featurette.

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