Rheumatic fever is a serious preventable disease which may cause permanent heart damage.

An untreated sore throat ('strep throat') can lead to rheumatic fever. By taking sore throats seriously, we can help prevent life long illness and suffering for our tamariki.

Resources

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Health Promotion Agency resources

The Health Promotion Agency has a wide variety of rheumatic fever campaign material and resources for health workers and families.  

  • Click here to view resources from the 2014 - 2017 campaigns

 

Ministry of Health resources

  • Click here to view Ministry of Health learning resources

     

Heart Foundation resources

Rheumatic fever resources are available to order from the resource page of the Heart Foundation website 

 

5 messages to keep your family healthy

The 5 messages to keep your family healthy resources are aimed at reducing hospitalisations for preventable diseases such as rheumatic fever and skin infections.