SAFE Annual Report 2016
Stroke Alliance for Europe
Every 20 seconds someone in Europe has a stroke. A stroke does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time in their life.
Strokes are sudden and their consequences can be devastating. The Stroke Alliance for Europe is the leading European patient
organisation solely concerned with helping everyone affected by stroke in Europe.
We work towards all patients in Europe with stroke having rights of access to a continuum of care. From prevention and risk
identification, through emergency response to organised stroke units in acute phase, to appropriate rehabilitation and secondary
SAFE’s vision is to work towards greatly decreasing the number of strokes in Europe and that all who are touched by stroke get the
help and support they need. SAFE therefore engages in activities such as campaigning, education and encouraging research, which contribute to the advancement of stroke prevention and the improvement of the quality of life of stroke survivors, their families and carers.
Please see SAFE Annual Report here.