Saudi Arabia 2009

The Saudi Stroke Association

The Saudi Stroke Association is conducting a public education activity in various parts of the country.

In Ghornatah Mall (one of the largest malls in Riyadh), the activities will include:

  • Questionnaires about stroke knowledge
  • Mega screen display of a short animation video on stroke awareness (to be repeated throughout the day)
  • Distribution of brochures, calendars and pamphlets on stroke signs recognition and stroke prevention.
  • Streaming educational laptop display (patients experience and lectures)
  • Distribution of educational gifts
  • Streaming educational LCD projections on information about stroke
  • Media cover

With the support of Medical students from the King Saud University, the Saudi Stroke Association has organized:

  • The shipment of educational material to the members of the Saudi Heart Association.
  • The sending of a mass SMS message containing stroke information to more than 10,000 people.

Also, the Association has recognized and endorsed the following activities:

  • A week of public education organized by the King Saud University which will include: the distribution of educational materials (which the Saudi Stroke Association has provided) in big malls of Riyadh and in the Faculty of Medicine.
  • A public educational activity organized by the Neurology residents in Jeddah malls in the west coast of the country with educational material provided by the Saudi Stroke Association.
  • A scientific seminar organized by the Neurology division of the Department of Internal Medicine, with the topic "Stroke, what can I do?" at the Aseer Central Hospital in Abha City.
  • The 1st annual Makkah course on Basic Acute Stroke Care, at the Al-Noor Hospital in Makkah.


The course will run for two days and the program is as follows:

  • First day: Academic lectures
  • Second day: open workshop with real stroke case discussions and a "questions and answers" session to cover the most practical points in the management of acute stroke cases in the emergency room and in the medical services. 

Website:
http://www.ssa.org.sa/

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