World Stroke Campaign Aims to Prevent Strokes Across the Globe
A stroke attacks 15 million people worldwide each year, and claims a life every 6 seconds.
The World Stroke Campaign provides life-saving information that can prevent a stroke. The campaign also provides support for stroke survivors, families, and healthcare professionals involved in stroke treatment, management and rehabilitation.
Here are some facts:
Stroke can be prevented.
Stroke can be treated.
Stroke can be managed in the long-term.
1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Every 6 seconds stroke kills someone.
Every other second stroke attacks a person, regardless of age or gender.
15 million people experience a stroke each year, 6 million of them do not survive.
About 30 million people have had a stroke – most have residual disabilities
For more information, visit the World Stroke Campaign website.
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