The World Stroke Organization has conducted extensive consultation, through member organizations with stroke survivors and care givers around the world on what matters most in relation to stroke treatment and recovery.
World Stroke Day Campaign 2018
Suffering a stroke can cause many significant and challenging mental and physical changes; but, continuing to work toward recovery is important.
Finding your new normal after a stroke won’t happen all at once—and that’s OK. Developing a new routine and tracking small, step-by-step goals will help.
Your medical team is there to help. Keep them informed of progress, concerns and changes to how you can support your own therapy.
Campaign Objectives and Rationale
To reduce death, disability and the impact of stroke and TIA through better prevention, treatment and support.
To increase awareness of stroke risk factors
To decrease high blood pressure and AF related strokes
To decrease lifestyle risk factors and behaviours at both the environmental and individual level
To increase awareness of the signs of stroke and action to take
To improve quality of care
To increase access to high quality stroke care
To increase access to support after stroke
To increase support for self-management
To remove barriers to social reintegration