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Funder: The Medtronic Foundation

Reach first began in April 2015 and is a 5-year initiative funded by the Medtronic Foundation split between Telethon Kids Institute in Perth Australia, under the direction of Dr Jonathan Carapetis, and the University of Cape Town under the leadership of A/Prof Zühlke.

Reach’s mission is to promote the health of vulnerable populations through technical support to local, regional and global efforts to prevent and control rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Reach provides technical support and policy translation to amplify rheumatic heart disease control efforts locally, regionally and globally.