Stroke is a leading cause of death around the world. But that's just part of the story.

Sometimes the hardest part of having a stroke is the feeling that you are alone.

80 million people in the world have had a stroke, 50 million stroke survivors live with some form of permanent disability. If you have had a stroke, or care for someone who has, one thing is for sure – you are not alone! We are here to help you get #UpAgainAfterStroke

World Stroke Day 2018 Campaign Toolkit

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How to reduce your risk of stroke

Did you know that 90% of strokes are linked to 10 avoidable risks? If you have diabetes, heart problems or history of stroke/TIA talk to your doctor about stroke risk and preventive treatments.

1. Control high blood pressure
2. Do moderate exercise 5 times a week
3. Eat a healthy, balanced diet (high in fruit/vegetables, low in sodium)
4. Reduce your cholesterol
5. Maintain a healthy BMI or waist to hip ratio
6. Stop smoking and avoid second-hand exposure
7. Reduce alcohol instake (men: 2/day, women: 1/day)
8. Identify and treat atrial fibrillation
9. Reduce your risk from diabetes, talk to your doctor
10. Get educated about stroke
We can all do something to prevent stroke
  • Find out more about your personal stroke risk
  • Get support from the people around you
  • Share your reasons to prevent stroke
Health Care Providers
Health practitioners
  • Understand primary and secondary stroke risks
  • Help control patient hypertension and atrial fibrillation
  • Offer blood pressure and pulse checks
  • Provide information and support to your community
Governments and health care decision makers
  • Implement population-wide stroke prevention strategies
  • Remove financial barriers to prevention screening
  • Develop regional and national strategies to deliver SDG3
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Support World Stroke Day - October 29th, 2017