On European Stroke Awareness Day, we highlight the critical work of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) and the achievements to date, bringing us closer to improving stroke care across Europe
Arlene Wilkie, SAFE Director General and SAP-E implementation Co-Chair says:
Stroke is one of the biggest causes of adult disability in Europe 2018-2030 which impacts on all aspects of life – economic, social, medical, physical and mental health.
Together with European Stroke Organisation we have developed a number of documents and tools to improve stroke care in Europe which are being used by the SAP-E national co-coordinators to implement the SAP-E in their country.
Our aim for the SAP-E is to ensure that each European country has a national stroke plan, from prevention to life after stroke, that is implemented, funded and reviewed. We have achieved a lot so far since 2018, we have a long way to go and we are committed to implementing the SAP-E to ensure that we improvements in stroke treatment and care across Europe.
For more information visit https://actionplan.eso-stroke.org/highlighting-sap-e-successes-on-european-stroke-awareness-day/
We congratulate the Slovakian Stroke Action Plan for Europe National Coordinators for the signing of the Declaration by the Slovakian Ministry of Health.
They join Ukraine, Lithuania, Portugal, Catalonia, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Croatia.
Each Declaration signed is an important step in the implementation of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe and improving stroke care.
For more updates visit http://actionplan.esp-stroke.org
Interested in individual patient advocacy, starting an organisation or enhancing an already successful patient group?
If so, you will find something of value at the next Global Heart Hub patient advocacy session on Wednesday 11 May at 17.00 – 18.00 CET.
Jon Barrick, past SAFE President, will share his knowledge and experiences at the free event.
Register free here to learn how you can use Jon’s experience for your own patient advocacy.
The European Centre for Clinical Research Training has organised a free webinar on 20 May on International Clinical Trials Day.
During this free online session, patients will share their journey in a clinical study.
This will be an excellent opportunity for other patients to learn the benefits of clinical research.
To register click here.
Congratulations to Croatia on their latest achievement in supporting the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.
The signing of the Declaration by the Croatian Ministry of Health is an important step toward improving stroke care for a unified approach to stroke treatment across Europe.