Last October we partnered to deliver a landmark rheumatic heart disease study, as part of our commitment to tackle the root cases of poor heart heath in Timor-Leste. Today researcher Kim Davis of Royal Darwin Hospital presented the findings at the 7th World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery in Barcelona. The bad news is that the findings confirm that Timor-Leste has amongst the world's highest rates of this treatable, preventable form of heart disease. The good news is that, along with our project partners, we plan to use the study as a platform for greater action to tackle this devastating disease
More background about the study here.