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A Global Movement to End Rheumatic Heart Disease

Thursday, 2 November
Start time: 9:00 am End time: 10:30 am
Yas Grand 1,2,3

Jagat Narula
World Heart Federation

Liesl Zühlke
South African Medical Research Council

Welcome remarks: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Health Organization



Fighting RHD in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) – The Challenge, the Response and the Way Forward
Asmus Hammerich (WHO EMRO)

A Vision to End RHD: Hopes for the WHA Resolution on RF and RHD
Oyere Onuma (Massachusetts General Hospital)

The Key Role of People Living with Rheumatic Heart Disease
Amy Verstappen (Global ARCH)

Eliminating RHD by 2050: How Many Lives Could Be Saved, and How Much Would It Cost?
David Watkins (University of Washington)