1. Stroke prevention
Reducing exposure to stroke risk factors; implementing and promoting motivational mobile technologies; facilitating access to low dose combination medications in one polypill for specific groups and investing in the training and deployment of community health workers.
2. Stroke recognition
Improving public awareness of the signs of stroke and the benefits of timely access to quality acute stroke care.
3. Stroke services
Ensuring context-specific implementation of its Global Stroke Services Guideline and Action Plan and its companion WSO Roadmap to Delivering Quality Stroke Care throughout the world.
4. Life after stroke
Ensuring people affected by stroke have access to neuro-rehabilitation units and when needed to long-term rehabilitation and support that is essential for health, well-being and social participation. WSO invests in and advocates for the meaningful involvement of stroke survivors and caregivers in the development of national, regional and global policy.
5. Action and accountability
WSO calls for bolder actions from both governmental and non-governmental organisations, including taxation from sugar loaded drinks, tobacco and alcohol (STAX) towards improving stroke treatment, prevention and rehabilitation services and to enhance population-based prevention programmes. WSO supports and advocates for the development and delivery of evidence-based comprehensive measures that encompass prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and support.