1 implementation of population-wide prevention strategies for stroke and NCDs
Detection and treatment of hypertension, combating traditional and new forms of tobacco use, reducing the harmful use of alcohol and encouraging physical activity and a healthy diet.
2 Enhanced services for stroke patients
Establishing and use of stroke units, essential medicines and medical devices, such as endovascular treatment and rehabilitation, all accessible through universal health coverage to reduce inequalities.
3 Better knowledge in the population on symptoms of stroke and timely admission to hospital
FAST awareness campaigns and development of stroke trained emergency healthcare.
4 Development and delivery of comprehensive stroke action plans by goverments
Using existing frameworks developed by global stroke experts and patient groups to guide policy decisions on all aspects of stroke including prevention, detection, treatment, and long-term care.
5 Improved long-term support for patients and carers after a stroke
Develop and support capacity builidng of national and local stroke support organizations.