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The World Stroke Campaign works to raise awareness of stroke prevention, treatment and support. World Stroke Day on the 29th of October provides a focal point for the campaign bringing together members, partners and stroke survivors to speak with one voice for stroke across the world.
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The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of creating one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 4000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries.
Our mission is to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care. We aim to accomplish its mission by:
- Fostering the best standards of practice
- Increasing stroke awareness among the population and among health professionals
- Preventing subtle cerebrovascular disease leading to gait disorders, imbalance, vascular cognitive impairment and behavioural changes
- Influencing policies for stroke prevention and improved health services
- Providing education in collaboration with public and private organizations
- Facilitating stroke research advocacy for people with stroke
- Fostering the development of systems and organisations for long term support of stroke survivors and their families
To learn more visit The World Stroke Organization at http://www.world-stroke.org.