The sore throat that can break hearts

April 2012
Nursing Review (1173-8014);APRIL, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p4
The article focuses on the Whangaroa Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme in New Zealand. It says that the programme was launched on Waitangi Day 2012. It mentions Helen Herbert whose son had rheumatic fever and she was employed by Te Runanga O Whangaroa to promote the throat swabbing and rheumatic fever awareness campaign. It adds that Herbert worked with Sue Dow, nurse educator, and Jonathan Jarman of Northland Medical Officers of Health, and professor Diana Lennon to promote the programme. INSETS: What is it and what does it do?;Heart valve tragedy;RHEUMATIC FEVER PREVENTION PROGRAMME HISTORY.


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