The World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti on Friday, October 29 observe World stroke Day with the World Stroke Organization (WSO).
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According to Moeti, “stroke is preventable in 80% cases and screening for high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol annually is important, Coronavirus infection increases an individual’s risk of stroke”
The World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other organisations around the world, honour stroke survivors and support countries to identify and apply “best buy” interventions that reduce the risk of strokes
“This is because more than 13 million people will have a stroke each year and around 5.
5 million will die as a result, according to the.
According to the World Stroke Organization (WSO), “stroke is a non-communicable condition where the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, resulting in oxygen starvation, brain damage and loss of function.
“Stroke is most frequently caused by a clot in an artery supplying blood to the brain, a situation known as ischemia.
“the WHO regional director noted.
Covid-19 can increase risks of stroke – WHO