Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) affects 39 million people worldwide and is the most commonly acquired heart disease in people under the age of 25. A devastating disease that claims 291,000 lives every year, it mostly affects children and adolescents in low-resource settings where poverty is widespread and access to health services is limited. Despite having been eradicated in many parts of the world, it continues to affect some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised populations.
This high-level event will highlight rheumatic heart disease as the perfect example of health inequality in the world today. Join the WHF and partners for a lively debate where healthcare workers, policymakers, civil society representatives and people living with RHD will explore the challenges and solutions to ending RHD once and for all.
The interactive panel discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. You can submit your questions in advance to email@example.com