DFTB, T. Josh Francis: Rheumatic Heart Disease at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
This talk was recorded live on the second day at DFTB17 in Brisbane.
Josh is a paediatric infectious disease specialist from Darwin in the Northern Territory. His work is focussed on Indigenous and global health with regular visits to Timor-Leste. You can hear more about this in his closing keynote address.
But before we let Josh tell us how we can change the world we asked him to speak on a topic that he is equally passionate about – rheumatic heart disease. The majority of us have never seen acute rheumatic fever but it is an ongoing part of daily work in the Northern Territory and Timor-Leste.
Noonan S, Zurynski YA, Currie BJ, McDonald M, Wheaton G, Nissen M, Curtis N, Isaacs D, Richmond P, Ramsay JM, Elliott EJ. A national prospective surveillance study of acute rheumatic fever in Australian children. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2013 Jan 1;32(1):e26-32.
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And you can watch the talk below.
If you want to learn more about RHD then go to the Take Heart website and see exactly what Josh is talking about.