Stroke Prevention

SAFE’s website on stroke prevention available in English and five more European languages

A useful repository for reliable and easy to use information on 10 modifiable stroke risk factors, a SAFE-owned website on stroke prevention got a chance to expand its audience by being translated to Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and French  and relaunched in Autumn 2019.

SAFE is hoping to increase greater accessibility of its content for millions of people who speak these languages, alongside the website’s original language, English.

Around 17 million strokes occur worldwide each year, despite compelling evidence that it is a largely preventable condition. Stroke shares risk factors with other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and with many other non-infectious, or non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Addressing stroke risk factors requires both individual and society level interventions – addressing lifestyle and medical issues. This knowledge motivated SAFE to create the website The aim of this website is to inform and inspire people to take individual interventions, such as giving up smoking or taking better control over their blood pressure and take an active role in preventing stroke.