Kids & heart dis­ease

Pharmacy Daily - - Front page -

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced the com­mit­ment of $150,000 for the es­tab­lish­ment of a Na onal Child­hood Heart Dis­ease Ac on Plan to be jointly de­vel­oped with HeartKids.

Health Min­is­ter Greg Hunt said the plan would fo­cus on un­cov­er­ing new treat­ments and care op ons for the more than 64,000 Aus­tralians af­fected by con­gen­i­tal or child­hood heart dis­ease.

“The plan will be a co‐or­di­nated pol­icy for this dis­ease and it recog­nises the fan­tas c work al­ready un­der­taken by HeartKids,” Hunt said.

“It will also drive col­lab­ora on in re­search pri­or­i­ties, ed­uca on, ser­vices and com­mu­nity aware­ness to bet­ter sup­port peo­ple liv­ing with this condi on.”

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