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We have a new website!

We have a new look, as well as new features that will make our website more versatile and functional for our global audience. Now all pages can be translated into a wide variety of languages using the translate tool at the top of the page (on a computer) or at the footer using a mobile

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RHD Action launches 2019 Small Grants Programme

RHD Action is pleased to launch the first round of our Small Grants Programme for 2019 with this request for proposal. To date, 13 projects in a dozen countries from across the globe have been funded & supported through our RHD Action Small Grants Programme which was launched in 2017. Read more at

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Children, patients, and the young have a voice at the UN meeting on NCDs

“The greater presence of young people and patients is an encouraging sign that the agenda is shifting”, says Bistra Zheleva. “The young people becoming engaged in programmes to counter NCDs are remarkable and inspiring. There is a whole new cadre of young medical and public health professionals who care and want to see a change,

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Global ARCH invited to speak at the Cochrane Colloquium

Global ARCH has been selected to present at the Cochrane Colloquium, being held in Edinburgh, Scotland September 16th – 18th. Entitled Beyond the RCT: How Global Patient Organizations Build Research Capacity and Impact , the presentation will highlight the ways CHD and RHD advocacy groups in low and middle-income countries support the development of clinical research.   Cochrane is an international

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Global ARCH attends UN General Assembly for Prevention and Control of NCDs

On July 5th, 2018, Global ARCH attended the Interactive Hearing in preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as part of the Children’s HeartLink delegation. Global ARCH President Amy Verstappen advocated for the recognition of rheumatic and congenital heart disease as a major cause of NCD

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