Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Burden of stroke in Malaysia coming in Feb 2012

Stroke is one of the top five leading causes of death and one of the top 10 causes for hospitalization in Malaysia. Stroke is also in the top five diseases with the greatest burden of disease, based on disability-adjusted life years. However, prospective studies on stroke in Malaysia are limited. To date, neither the prevalence of stroke nor its incidence nationally has been recorded. Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. The mean age of stroke patients in Malaysia is between 54·5 and 62·6 years. Traditional medicine is commonly practiced. With the increasing number of stroke cases annually, more government and nongovernment organizations should be involved in primary and secondary prevention strategies.

Image from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology website

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brazil, Winner of the World Stroke Day awards

Congratulations Brazil, winners of the World Stroke Day 2011 Award!

'The Campaign for the World Stroke Day 2011 in Brazil was organized by Brazilian Stroke Society, Brazilian Stroke Network, Brazilian Academy of Neurology and Brazilian Stroke Association and supported by Brazilian Medical Association, Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Brazilian Society of Cardiac Arrhythmia and Brazilian Emergency Network. One week campaign joined health professionals, students, health authorities, journalists, advertising and other professionals with actions in 22 states out of a total of 26, in 51 cities, to aware the population about stroke, the leading cause of death and disability in Brazil.'

Brazil YouTube video 

See below WSD 2011 winners:

Country: Brazil
Name of Society: Brazilian Stroke Society/Brazilian Stroke Network/Brazilian Academy of Neurology/Brazilian Stroke Association


Country: Israel
Name of Society: Neeman Association for Stroke Survivors


Country: Mongolia
Name of Society: Mongolian Stroke Association

IV.    Honorable Mention
è Country: China, Hong Kong, S.A.R
Name of Society: Hong Kong H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre

è Country: Italy
Name of Society: ALICe Italia Onlus

è Country: USA
Name of Society: American Stroke Association

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