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World Stroke Day 2023: Theme, History, Significance

Every year, World Stroke Day is celebrated on October 29th globally. The day aims to remind individuals the impact of the prevalence and impact of strokes on communities and individuals across the world. Strokes, also known as brain attacks, are a major global cause of disability and mortality. Therefore, this day is dedicated to raising awareness regarding strokes, their treatment, and prevention. 

World Stroke Day 2023: Date

World Stroke Day is celebrated on October 29, Sunday.

World Stroke Day 2023: Theme

World Stroke Organization (WSO) choose the theme for World Stroke Day 2023 as ‘Together we are #Greater Than Stroke.’ This event has a significant importance within the realms of healthcare and public awareness.

World Stroke Day 2023: History

In the 1990s, the European Stroke Initiative introduced the idea of holding a day of awareness. However, the project could only be carried out in Europe due to financial limitations. 

The European Stroke Organization marks its awareness day on May 10. October 29 is designated as World Stroke Day, an event that was initiated in 2004 during the World Stroke Congress in Vancouver, Canada. 

A working group was formed which was led by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, and in October 2006, it became the World Stroke Proclamation. The World Stroke Federation and the International Stroke Society merged, and the World Stroke Organization was founded, taking over as the organization responsible for World Stroke Day.

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