Aboriginal kids in Alice Springs have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia and possibly the world. The Deadly Heart Trek is excited to launch its fourth leg in Alice Springs, bringing together a coalition of paediatric cardiologists, multi-disciplinary doctors, Aboriginal cultural guides and health workers to address the critical […]

A group of highly experienced multi-disciplinary doctors, paediatric cardiologists, health workers, Aboriginal leaders and the local community have gathered in Alice Springs to launch the third major leg of the ‘Deadly Heart Trek’ through Central Australia.Two dedicated teams of 8 will visit 22 communities with the aim of educating, treating and diagnosing local Aboriginal communities affected […]

The Queensland Deadly Heart Trek aiming to end Rheumatic Heart Disease has finished. We received very positive feedback during the visit, and we are now following up with communities to gain further feedback.  Five communities up in the Cape and Torres region invited the Deadly Heart Trek team to visit and provide education, diagnosis, and […]

 A group of highly experienced doctors, health workers, and First Nations leaders from across the nation gathered under the ‘Knowledge Tree’ in Cairns to begin the ‘Deadly Heart Trek’ in Queensland, aimed at helping tackle the rising rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A beautiful Welcome to Country […]

5 July 2022 Medical and Educational visits to Indigenous communities in the NT  Initially, the Deadly Heart Trek was planned to tour across Australia in July 2021, from Cairns to Broome, in areas with a high burden of disease. When COVID-19 hit, it was put on hold. Several communities in the Northern Territory were still […]