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. 80m people in the world have experienced stroke and projections for the next decades tell that this number will increase strongly. It is clear that the long-term personal and socioeconomic impact of stroke requires specific policy and action. WSO has identified three key areas for global policy action that we work with our members and partners to advance at global, regional and national levels.