The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation have announced a partnership aimed at eliminating Rheumatic Heart Disease and Acute Rheumatic Fever among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As part of the agreement, BHP will provide A$9.7 million over three years, helping to fund critical health care initiatives delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled community health services across Australia. The funding announced complements the A$18 million already committed by the Australian Government. An additional A$13.5 million is also anticipated following the Labour Party’s election commitment to combat RHD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This includes A$1.5 million that is prioritised for the investment in portable echo-cardiogram machines, training and support for primary health care workers, including Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners. ARF and RHD are preventable diseases disproportionately affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in regional and remote areas. Between 2016 and 2020, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples accounted for 92 per cent of all ARF diagnoses in Australia.