Key advocacy priorities

Stroke is gaining ground globally – over the past 10 years the lifetime risk of stroke in adults over 25 has risen from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4. Over 100 million people in the world have experienced stroke and projections for the next decades suggest that this number will increase strongly. The global cost of stroke looks set to hit US$1 trillion. It is clear that the long-term personal and socioeconomic impact of stroke requires specific policy and action. WSO has identified five advocacy priorities to drive the development and implementation of evidence-based stroke policy and practice.