Prevention focus delivers results
The 2019 World Stroke Day Don't Be the One campaign put stroke prevention firmly on the world map on October 29th. With the support of our members the WSO message about the need for urgent action to address the 1 in 4 lifetime risk of stroke for over 25s reached millions around the world.
On social and broadcast media as well as in communities around the world stroke clinicians, survivors, caregivers and advocates pulled out all the stops to help raise awareness of the top ten stroke risks and the steps we can all take to prevent stroke.
We were delighted to track Facebook posts, Tweets and photos from events around the world showing the many ways members worked to make a real impact on prevention:
- delivering community blood pressure checks, using the Stroke Riskometer to help individual’s identify risks and take action
- mobilising high profile advocates
- participating in TV discussions
- A new World Stroke Day Relay event took place in the run up to World Stroke Day in cities around the world, using mass exercise events to take the prevention message to streets. Participating countries included Brazil The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
- A total of 125 World Stroke Day events were registered on the Global Action Map. If you delivered some kind of activity for World Stroke Day and haven't shared it on our website, please do make sure to add the details here.
- Some high profile ambassadors used the day to highlight stroke Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shared a video on twitter highlighting the FAST message and World Champion cyclist Alberto Contador took a break from training to deliver this video message in Spanish
- The Lancet published an editorial highlighting the campaign and WSO’s wider strategy to ‘cut stroke in half’.
- On digital and social media channels
700,000 people saw Don't Be The One posts on our Facebook channel.
1,100 new Facebook followers
2m #DontBeTheOne mentions on Twitter
25K visits to our new Campaign website
Over 9,500 documents downloaded from World Stroke Campaign website
Member Survey - How was it for you?
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World Stroke Day Awards Applications Invited
World Stroke Day Awards are one of the important ways that WSO recognizes and shares the good practice in stroke awareness campaigning delivered by our members. If you would like your World Stroke Day prevention themed campaign to be considered for an award please complete the application form on the campaign website. Awards will be presented to winners at the World Stroke Congress in May 2020.