Every year on October 29, World Stroke Day against Stroke, which was established by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) in 2006, is celebrated worldwide to call for urgent action in the global fight against this disease.
But the history of the date celebrated today began in 2004, when the World Health Organization declared a stroke a global epidemic, and in 2006 the World Organization against Stroke was created, which established this Day.
Today, the organization includes more than 3.5 thousand individual members and more than 60 organizations from 85 countries. These are scientists, scientific organizations and stroke societies.
A stroke is a condition in which damage to or death of nerve cells occurs as a result of cessation of blood flow to the brain due to blockage of an artery or discharge of blood through the rupture of a vessel wall; it is a rapidly developing violation of cerebral circulation, with simultaneous damage to the brain tissue and the disorder of its functions.
After all, the main task of the events and the entire campaign held within the framework of the World Day against Stroke is to raise the awareness of the world community, and first of all the young people, about the problem of stroke, the importance of proper and timely first aid (it is precisely in time that first aid is provided that helps not only to save lives, but also to prevent disability) and, of course, on preventive measures.