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Church News: How a BYU program is helping kids in Samoa stay heart healthy

By Jason Swenson, Jan 16th, 2020.
For 10 years the Allens have helped operate Rheumatic Relief, a BYU-sponsored humanitarian program educating thousands of children in Samoa about the dangers of rheumatic heart disease — while simultaneously identifying kids suffering from the potentially fatal illness. Read Full Story

KSL TV: BYU Project Tests Samoan Children For Heart Conditions

By Dan Rascon, Feb 12, 2020
PROVO, Utah – A BYU project called the “Rheumatic Relief” project is helping to heal children’s hearts and save hundreds of lives on the islands of Samoa. Read Full Story

BYU News: BYU's Rheumatic Relief

In BYU News & Travel, July 18th, 2018.
A BYU team is working with Samoan health professionals to address the unique challenges of preventing and treating strep throat and its potential fatal results. Read Full Story

YMagazine: Hands on Hearts

By Peter B. Gardner in the Fall 2018 Issue
A BYU program is sending doctors, sonographers, and students across the Pacific to help relieve a hidden sorrow. Read Full Story

Church News: Doctors and BYU Students Fight Rheumatic Fever in Samoa

By Newsroom, June 2nd, 2017.
Doctors from Utah and Minnesota and students from Brigham Young University (operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are screening Samoan children for rheumatic heart disease (RHD). In the eighth year of the program Read Full Story