Cooperation with World Stroke Organization

World Stroke Campaign 2014

October 29 is World Stroke Day which was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world's high stroke risk and stroke prevalence. Read more.

"I am woman" campaign"

The "I am woman" campaign reinforces the fact that while stroke does not discriminate between sexes, women are more at risk of having a stroke and in many cases are the primary caregiver to an affected husband, father, partner, daughter or son. Read more.

To support the "I am woman" initiative ARS Umbria made a video to promote awareness and stroke prevention among women. Click here.

ESO endorses the Global Stroke Bill of Rights

There are 17 million people who suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Every other second, someone, be it an adult or a child, a man or a woman, young or old, suffers a stroke. Despite these shocking statistics, many people affected by stroke are unable to access treatment, rehabilitation and support that would provide them with the greatest chance of a good recovery and a healthier, more productive and independent life.

The Stroke Bill of Rights was developed by a group of stroke survivors and caregivers from each region of the world. They were supported by a larger group of survivors and caregivers and by thousands more from different countries, cultures and language who completed surveys to understand if there are any differences in different parts of the world.

The Global Stroke Bill of Rights is an important priority for the World Stroke Organization and was developed with the organization's support as a part of its commitment to improving stroke care around the world. Read more.