The Economist Events and sponsor The Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance hosted a webinar “Action on Stroke”, on September 21st 10:00 am EST/3:00 pm GMT, to address policy approaches to stroke prevention.

With heart disease and stroke as some of the leading causes of death worldwide, understanding the opportunity for policy to facilitate prevention is paramount.

– As there is a predicted increase in stroke incidence until 2030 in Europe and other parts of the world (Burden of Stroke Report and Global Burden of Disease Study) policy efforts on stroke prevention have to be increased (and SAFE as the patient voice in Europe is advocating for a better stroke prevention on the European level). –  said Dr Markus Wagner, SAFE Vice President and one of the panelists at Action on Stroke – Live Webinar 2017 which happened on Wednesday, September 21st in London.

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– It is important to better implement the existing knowledge about stroke prevention into consistent programs and into the “real” life of the population. We need to build up alliances across the different sectors of health care and society to enable a healthy life style for everybody and thereby decrease the number of strokes and cardiovascular diseases substantially.- emphasized Dr Wagner.

Anchored in the results of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s country scorecard on national policy approaches, implementation of prevention strategies for stroke, and cardiovascular health services, the Economist’s webinar convened a panel of health practitioners, policymakers and the private sector to discuss the policy approaches to heart disease prevention.

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Action on Stroke Webinar: The speakers (Source: httpss://

The panelists shared the best practices from around the world and examine the opportunities for the health care sector to address prevention.