World Stroke Day 2017

Stroke affects everyone — we all have a reason to prevent it.

Stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die. Depending on which part of the brain is affected and how quickly the person is treated, the effects of stroke on survivors can be devastating to a person’s body, mobility and speech, as well as how they think and feel.

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability globally. It can happen to anyone at any age, and impacts everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities. From making individual changes, to advocating globally and locally for policies that will deliver healthier communities, we can all do something to prevent stroke.

This year’s World Stroke Campaign is focused on stroke prevention. The global theme is “What is your reason for preventing stroke?”

Please find here more information about the WSD.