Rheumatic Heart Disease school based prevention program

Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is a life-threatening heart condition which results from damage to heart valves caused by one or several episodes of rheumatic fever.  Rheumatic fever can occur at any age, but usually occurs in children ages 5 to 15 years old. RHD is a preventable yet serious public health problem. School based screening […]

Becoming an expert in Rheumatic heart disease enables kids to grow old

My Name is Juliana dos Santos Sarmentu, I am a 29-year-old nurse from the city of Bacau, Timor-Leste. I studied nursing in Indonesia and then returned to live in Dili. I joined the Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) team at Maluk Timor in October 2019. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to work together with […]