World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world facilitate events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide.
World Stroke Day 2016 aims to address a public perception that stroke was an inevitable disaster, by increasing awareness of the role of symptom recognition and access to specialist stroke care. Although stroke is a complex medical issue, there are ways to significantly reduce its impact! We need the help of everyone - individuals, families, communities, health professionals and governments - to join the fight against stroke.