Our Charter Signatories

CRANAplus stands strong with all those willing to tackle RHD, an entirely preventable yet deadly disease, a disease born of social inequality and disadvantage. Ensuring equitable access to culturally respectful healthcare for all is central to the values that underpin CRANAplus. By working together, we believe that ending RHD is possible.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers. Our vision is for a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system.

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) represents 37 national organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia, where the majority of people with rheumatic heart disease in Australia live. We are proud to be a Charter Signatory and support the priorities outlined by END RHD to eliminate this preventable disease.

SAHMRI is committed to turning medical research into real outcomes for all Australians. Our highest priorities include the delivery of health care solutions which improve health equity for our most vulnerable communities, including the mission to END RHD.

HeartKids works to support all people impacted by Childhood heart disease, including RHD. HeartKids is proud to be a signatory to this Charter and work alongside experts, clinicians and families to ensure that all Australians have access to timely health services, regardless of their circumstances or where they live.

 As a leading cardiac health service in Australia, St Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney commits to standing united with Indigenous Australians and organisations to end RHD in Australia. We see, first hand, people who have been touched by this entirely preventable disease and the devastating effects it has on the lives of people and communities. There is no excuse for RHD in Australia

PHAIWA understands that RHD is the leading cause of cardiovascular inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Given that poverty, overcrowding and inequality drive transmission, PHAIWA believes that prevention can reduce the incidence of RHD. Many of the risk factors for RHD are similar to those for trachoma, which is a priority area of action for PHAIWA.

Since 2011, The Snow Foundation has been working in partnership with Indigenous communities, leaders, health organisations and experts, to focus on better Indigenous health, with particular attention on preventable diseases such as scabies and rheumatic heart disease. We joined End RHD to help amplify our voice and the voices of like-minded groups that are looking to help raise awareness, spark change and garner more government attention and funding to put rheumatic heart disease in the history books.

Our ultimate ambition is to successfully partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health groups, communities, government and other like-minded corporates, to work collaboratively in achieving the health outcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples desire.

The ACM has a commitment to improving the health outcomes of all birthing women and their babies with a particular focus on Australia’s Indigenous communities, starting with ensuring there is support for and growth of the Indigenous midwifery workforce. The ACM recognise the need for all health professionals, including midwives, to work together with local communities to END RHD such that solutions and leadership can be community-led and reflective of the needs of the population.

Despite significant advances in health, RHD disproportionately affects Indigenous people and yet is completely preventable. The unnecessary harm RHD does to Indigenous people and communities is why IndigenousNCDs has joined End RHD. RHD needs to be a global priority.

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