Anna P Ralph

BMedSci, MPH, DTMH, FRACP, PhD, Professor, Head of Global Health Division and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, NT; General Medicine and Infectious Diseases Specialist, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

Improving primary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with rheumatic heart disease: What can I do?

Micro-level actions by primary care staff can have a valuable and immediate impact on the healthcare experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever

Primary prevention is the prompt antibiotic treatment of Strep A infection, and it can reduce the risk of developing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.