stroke, NCDs, world stroke day 2020
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Join the Movement to prevent stroke!

28th October 2020

Over the last decade, the lifetime risk of stroke for people aged 25 and over has increased from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4. Yet, 90% of strokes are associated with modifiable and preventable risk factors. This year's campaign focuses on exercise as a method of prevention. That's why the World Stroke Organization (WSO) is calling everyone to #JointheMovement and be a part of the world's biggest dance chain on #WorldStrokeDay.

Stroke - what are the facts?

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study (2016) "stroke has become the second leading cause of disability and death worldwide, with 80 million stroke survivors". Yet, 90% of strokes are associated with modifiable risk factors from physical inactivity, hypertension, smoking, and an unhealthy diet.

Our latest policy brief on stroke and NCDs explores the impact of stroke in society, highlighting the need for awareness on how to prevent and treat stroke before, during and after its occurrence.

#WorldStrokeDay, 29 October 

Last year, the campaign message focused on risk and prevention, with a core message of #DontBeTheOne. This year, it's about being active to help prevent and reduce our risk from stroke. We've joined the world's biggest dance chain ahead of 29 October, to show why it's so important to be active. 

To support virtual and offline awareness activities, a range of communication resources have been developed. You can also find a range of posters, social media posts, videos to infographics to help!