In furtherance of its mission to provide services, reduce the incidence, complications and burden of stroke, the Stroke Action Nigeria, a national stroke support group, has joined the rest of the world to mark the 2018 World Stroke Day.
The campaign aims to reduce death, disability and the impact of stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) in the world, through better prevention, treatment and support. With the theme: ‘Up again after stroke,’ the group paid an advocacy visit to stroke survivors and care givers, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Also, to commemorate the day, Stroke Action Nigeria partnered Onitsha Life After Stroke Centre (LASC) to organise the second edition of the Anambra State Stroke Assembly.
Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer of Stroke Action Nigeria, Rita Melifonwu, said the theme was in line with her organisation’s vision of ensuring that everyone affected by stroke is treated holistically.
Melifonwu said for stroke survivors to be up again after an attack, they need to be fully supported to improve their wellbeing and livelihood. “Although, life after stroke is not always the same, with the right care and support, the survivors can still lead a meaningful life,” she said.