Global Stroke Bill of Rights
ESO endorses the Global Stroke Bill of Rights
There are 17 million people who suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Every other second, someone, be it an adult or a child, a man or a woman, young or old, suffers a stroke. Despite these shocking statistics, many people affected by stroke are unable to access treatment, rehabilitation and support that would provide them with the greatest chance of a good recovery and a healthier, more productive and independent life.
The Stroke Bill of Rights was developed by a group of stroke survivors and caregivers from each region of the world. They were supported by a larger group of survivors and caregivers and by thousands more from different countries, cultures and language who completed surveys to understand if there are any differences in different parts of the world.
The Global Stroke Bill of Rights is an important priority for the World Stroke Organization and was developed with the organization’s support as a part of its commitment to improving stroke care around the world.