Stroke Awareness Week 2022
Stroke is the second largest cause of death globally and a major cause of disability. When somebody has a stroke, every second that goes by is crucial. As brain tissue and millions of neurons begin to fade away, time could not be more precious. Acute Stroke treatment and timely access after onset of symptoms can save vital brain tissue as well as lives, mobility, speech, memory and independence.
During our Stroke Awareness Week Campaign, we aim to raise public awareness of stroke signs and symptoms, and the benefits of timely access to Emergency Medical Services. The Stroke Awareness Week is also an opportunity to raise awareness regarding the risk factors causing stroke which can lead to devastating complications. There are many things that individuals can do to prevent stroke happening and maximize their recovery from stroke.
Through this campaign we can share information with the public about what actions need to be taken when we see somebody with signs of an acute stroke.
The F.A.S.T. campaign, being championed by the World Stroke Organization, teaches and informs exactly how to spot stroke in five simple steps. Moreover, the Stroke Awareness Week is being organized to educate healthcare workers and the general public about stroke risk factors, its impact and the importance of a good healthcare system for treating stroke. Hamad Medical Corporation’s Stroke Team is available 24/7 to immediately attend and treat patients with acute stroke.