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World Stroke Organization

The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of creating one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 2000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries. The ESO is a member of the WSO. As an ESO member, you can become a member of the WSO for a reduced fee of 35 EUR per year. See the ESO membership form for more details.

Support the Global Stroke Bill of Rights

Initiated by the World Stroke, The Global Stroke Bill of Rights sets out what makes a real difference to the 17 million people who experience stroke each year. Download and sign up to show your support for this important document. More information.

World Health Organisation (WHO) – Cardiovascular Diseases (Europe)

Every year, an estimated 17 million people globally die of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart attacks and strokes. CVDs occur almost equally in men and women. Although heart attacks and strokes are major killers in all parts of the world, 80% of premature deaths from these causes could be avoided by controlling the main risk factors: tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

Read the WHO Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy of the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012-2016

NCD Alliance

The mission of the NCD Alliance is to combat the NCD epidemic by putting health at the centre of all policies. Founded in 2009, we are a unique civil society network uniting 2,000 civil society organisations in more than 170 countries.

Together with strategic partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) and governments, the NCD Alliance is transforming the fight against NCDs.

American Stroke Association (ASA)

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. Find Out More

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the number 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. 
Download the ASA/AHA World Stroke Day Infographic