Achy, flaky heart: the challenge of rheumatic heart disease by Josh Francis


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.

Author: Tessa Davis Tessa Davis is a paediatric emergency registrar from Glasgow and Sydney, but currently living in London. Tessa tries to spend time with her 3 kids in between shifts. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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