The World Stroke Day (WSD)  is commemorated  annually on 29th October,  and it is a global awareness day  that was  established by  World Stroke Organization (WSO),  and gazetted by WHO  to provide a global platform for the  stroke community to increase awareness and drive action on stroke around the world while  emphasizing  the serious nature and high rates of stroke.

SFU together with SRC  and and other partners including Uganda Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCDA), UAPO, Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) and African Palliative Care (APCA), are working to make this day a memorable one indeed.

 World Stroke Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke,  and talk about ways in which we can reduce the burden of stroke through better public awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke. It is also an opportunity to advocate for action by decision makers at national, regional and international levels,  that are essential to improve stroke prevention, access to acute treatment and support for survivors and caregivers.

They will join the world to commemorate  World Stroke day  under the theme: Spreading Knowledge on  The Debilitating Consequences Of Stroke and Encouraging People to Get Tested.”

We are organising   a community  WSD event  in Uganda under the local theme “Increase Knowledge to prevent Stroke – Leave no one behind.   This is an action that helps put stroke  on the map, and to provide ways of learning about stroke, sharable resources, and opportunities for  community participation in prevention strategies. We raise awareness of stroke risks, the signs of stroke, action on prevention and the need for timely access to quality stroke treatment. 

We are planning for a week’s awareness   events that will cover  stroke awareness sessions, free blood pressure checkups, free blood sugar  and Cholesterol screening,  distribute free pain prescription medicines, among others.

The events are  targeting  500 participants, and will begin on Monday, 24th October, 2022, to  be climaxed  with a day’s drills and exercises facilitated by  stroke professionals on Saturday, 29th October, 2022; at Stroke Rehabilitation Center’s grounds in  Wampeewo, 8.5 miles along Kampala-Gayaza Road, opposite Wampeewo Church of Uganda, starting at  8:30am 12:30 pm.  

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