Date: Annually on October 29
Every year, on October 29th, we observe World Stroke Day. Established by the World Stroke Organization, the day provides a global platform for the stroke community to increase awareness and drive action on stroke around the world.
In an effort to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke, World Stroke Day is an opportunity to talk about how we can work together to reduce the burden of stroke through increased public awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke.
In addition, this day is used as a call for action by decision makers at all levels to improve stroke prevention, access to acute treatment, and support for survivors and caregivers.