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.
In 2017, the World Stroke Campaign focusses on stroke prevention, driven by research data from the 2017 Interstroke study, which identified key global risk factors for stroke and their prevalence around the world. Approximately 90% of strokes are linked to 10 key risk factors that we can modify to help prevent a stroke.
Posted on Sunday 29 October 2017