Cardiovascular disease in the young

2 December, 2020

The CORE Group on non-communicable diseases held a webinar on Cardiovascular disease in the young, on 20 November, and the slides are available here:

Selected extracts:

- At least 1.5% of schoolchildren in sub-Saharan Africa have evidence of early rheumatic heart disease. Of these, less than 2% are diagnosed.'

- In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, 350,000 surgeries are needed each year for rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart disease. But less than 5% have access to such services.

- The WHO 2018 Global Resolution on rheumatic heart disease notes Now need support for action: development and dissemination of best-practices, education, support for ministries of health and member states

Best wishes, Neil

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