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Bupa and Take Heart’s Partnership Continues

NEWS Great news for Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention!  We're very pleased to announce that Bupa and Take Heart's partnership is set to continue with Bupa's announcement that Bupa Health Foundation will fund the Take Heart Evaluation.  It's a...

Take Heart ‘Outreach In Action’

NEWS As part of Bupa’s commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Bupa is supporting the Take Heart movie. The documentary film that follows the stories of four Indigenous Australians – Brooklyn (7), Trenton (8), Carlissa (16) and...

Take Heart Africa- Guest Blog from Dr Liesl Zühlke RHD Africa

NEWS Sore throats are part of normal childhood illness, no matter where in the world one lives. However for those children living in Africa, this can mean a childhood either cut short by crippling heart failure or the need for open-heart surgery. Rheumatic heart...

‘The Full Moon Dance’ – Guest Blog from Christian James

NEWS The Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (2nd edition) defines secondary prevention of Rheumatic Fever as ‘the continuous administration of specific antibiotics to patients with a...

Take Heart Outreach Begins in Darwin

NEWS Take Heart hit the big screen at BCC Cinemas in Darwin last Thursday night where over 200 people turned out to support the launch!  There weren't many dry eyes left in the house when the lights came up, as sadly this film highlights a serious illness...

TAKE HEART PREMIERE’S IN MELBOURNE- WHAT A NIGHT!

NEWS Take Heart Premiere's in Melbourne - What A Night! On Thursday 10 March, Take Heart made it's World Premiere at the Australian Center for Moving Image (ACMI).  The night began with pre screening function hosted by Take Heart's Outreach Partner Bupa where the...

Guest Blog from Fiona McDonnell Take Heart Premiere Attendee

NEWS Fiona McDonnell was invited to attend the Take Heart Premiere at ACMI cinema on Thursday night.  After the screening of the film she felt so impassioned she wrote this letter to The Hon Sussan Ley MP -  Minister for Health as Fiona felt it was the first...

Guest Blog from Mr Tom Leach

NEWS Health Teacher and House Parent, Marrara Christian College, Northern Territory My wife and I first met a young man with RHD over 6 years ago and shared his journey through various roles we have held at Marrara Christian College. We are now house parents in one of...

Filming for Take Heart documentary

NEWS A behind the scenes perspective from Alice Mitchell, Indigenous Liaison for Take Heart Galvanising Australians into action around ARF is one aim of this documentary and educational package. It was great working with some of the young Aboriginal people and their...

Global Independent Film Awards

NEWS Take Heart has been received a staggering 9 Awards in the Global Independent Film Awards which recognizes screenwriters and filmmakers for exceptional achievements in filmmaking.  It is such great recognition for this important project that seeks to put an...

ARF and RHD

NEWS Guest Blog by Vicki Wade, Cultural Lead, National Heart Foundation, Australia. There are over 15.6 million people worldwide living with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) and another 1.9 million with a history of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) that have not gone on to...

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