We expose challenges that stroke survivors

go through in the journey of recovery,

in order to empower them live an independent life

 

AS stroke foundation Uganda We would like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help SFU in shaping up recommendations for stroke

prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Strategic objectives

The overall objective of SFU is to promote survivor's well being through local awareness compains to fight stigma in stoke victims

who we are We are here to help and to increase awareness and sensitization to people and their facilities affected by stroke

 

Stroke in Pregnant mothers

Awareness with the arm to inform people about risk factors of strokes through pressure screening , diabetes and other diseases

Who We Are

Our History

vision: Empowering Stroke survivors | Rebuilding lives.

Mission: To be a voice of stroke survivors in Uganda through awareness creation, capacity building, research and fighting stigma in stroke survivors.

Under research

A study to establish the statics of stroke victims in Uganda.

This will only be done if we get funders to support this cause

Stroke Foundation Uganda is a Non-governmental organisation established in 2014 and registered in 2018 as an NGO by  Ninsima Doreen who has worked with the stroke rehabilitation centre for the last 11 years and found challenges taking care of a mother who later passed away due to a stroke and with exposed challenges  other stroke survivors go through with their care takers who do not know how to  help the patients to go through the road to recovery  which inspired her to start a stroke support group for the survivors that is Stroke foundation Uganda (S F U) as a voice for the stroke survivors.

 

What we do

We are here to help increase awareness and support to people and their families affected by stroke to overcome stigma. It is challenging when stroke strikes your loved one . Many Ugandans who suffer stroke are just put near there burial grounds just waiting to die but as SFU we are here to see that they live a greater life.

 

Core values

-Intergrity

-Acountability

-Respect

Understanding Stroke

Causes of Stroke

A stroke is a medical condition caused by limited blood flow to the brain resulting in cell death. There are two major types of stroke, namely; ischemic stroke, due to blockage of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to rupture of a blood vessel. This result in part of the brain affected not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include; inability to move limbs or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, dizziness or loss of vision to one size severe headache among others. The signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. If symptoms last less than one or two hours it is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. A hemorrhagic stroke may also be associated with a headache. The effects of stroke can be permanent Long-term complications and may include; pneumonia, loss of bladder control and bowl control which are impaired Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).The main risk factors for stroke include; high blood pressure, obesity high blood cholesterol,diabetes mellitus, tobbaco smoking, a previous TIA, and atrial fibrillation.

Risk Of Stroke

The 2010  Global burden of Disease profile indicates that in 1990 stroke was ranked at number 19, responsible for 0.9% of deaths among the top 25 causes of death in Uganda; by 2010 this had risen to number 14, responsible for 1.4% of all deaths. The 2014 World Health Organisation country profile for Uganda shows that strokes are responsible for 3.9% of all deaths in Uganda, ranking stroke at number 5 among the top 10 causes of deaths in the country.

What We Do

We are here to help increase awareness and support to people and their families affected by stroke to overcome stigma. It is challenging when stroke strikes your loved one . Many Ugandans who suffer stroke are just put near there burial grounds just waiting to die but as SFU we are here to see that they live a greater life.

our strategic objectives
Includes
To be  a voice of stroke survivors and those still recovering from stroke
To empower stroke survivors and care givers with  psychosocial  support
To collaborate with the community  health professionals and government to advocate  for a better out come
To build the capacity of the youth to be able to exercise their skills  and creativity in the stroke prevention
To promote and undertake research about stroke management and rehabilitation  into economic development  and welfare needs
To strengthen the social and economic capacity of the families, care givers in order to be able to protect and care for the survivors in Uganda by 2022
To strengthen the linkage system for medical professionals to the system for stroke survivors to the stroke  rehabilitation centers for management

Research

Contact us

P.O.BOX 24580, Kampala-Uganda.

Along Gayaza Rd, 8.5 miles from Kampala.

 

Tel: +256784846294/+256 414 692507

Email: info@strokefoundationuganda.org

 

Website: www.strokefoundationuganda.org

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