The World Stroke Organisation is committed to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long-term care. We aim to support our members to engage in research that works towards these goals.
In 2021 WSO has committed to seed fund four pilot research projects to a maximum value of US$ 20,000 each. Projects will start in 2022 and last for a maximum period of 12 months. The funding scheme is intended to pump prime projects with a potential for a longer-term perspective.
- "Medication adherence and management of risk factors for secondary prevention of stroke at community level using smart phone based application: An open-label cluster-randomized controlled trial", Lead Dr.Sylaja PN, Professor of Neurology,Head of the Comprehensive stroke care program, India
- "MAP-Stroke LATAM – Mapping the Access for the Patient with Acute Ischemic Stroke in Latin America", Lead Leonardo Augusto Carbonera, Neurologist, MSc, Brazil
- "Reducing under-representation of women in stroke clinical trials", Lead Dr Cheryl Carcel, Neurologist and Senior Research Fellow The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
- PROgram to Improve Stroke Care and Outcomes through a Global Platform with Embedded Randomized Controlled Trials (PROSPECT)", Lead Raed Joundi, MD MSc DPhil FRCPC Clinical Scholar, McMaster University, Canada
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.