Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability accounting for 1 in 10 deaths and a total of 44 million years of healthy life lost each year.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time and affects everyone: survivors, family, friends, workplaces and communities.
Stroke is preventable
Over 90% of strokes are linked to 10 key risk factors. By taking steps to address the causes of stroke at individual and population level, we have the power to reduce the human, social and economic costs of stroke.
On World Stroke Day this year we will be focused on stroke prevention raising awareness of stroke risks and demonstrating the steps we can all take- as individuals, professionals or decision makers - to prevent stroke.