World Stroke Day | October 29
Sun Oct 29th

World Stroke Day

On October 29th, World Stroke Day will highlight stroke's seriousness and high incidences of stroke. The day is also observed to raise concerns of stroke prevention and treatment.


According to recent estimates, one in every six people was predicted to have a stroke during their lifetime. Each year, fifteen million people around the world die of strokes. It's also the most common cause of disability. A stroke may cause paralysis, sensory disturbances, aphasia, and emotional disturbances.

A stroke kills over 6 million people. Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world. In addition, new estimates show that the number of people expected to have a stroke has increased. Now, one out of every four people is likely to have a stroke.

Early warning signs

Knowing the early warning signs of stroke saves lives. Early signs of a stroke are usually present in a hurry. These signs include:: These include:: These are all typical:

  • Particularly on one side of the body, one side of the body, is the subject of numbness or weakness
  • Confusion or difficulty talking about Confusion or trouble talking about Confusion or difficulty
  • Trouble seeing
  • Walking is dizziness or struggle walking
  • Severe headache

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs, it's vital to act F.A.S.T.

F = Facial Weakness

A = Arm Weakness

S = Speech difficulties. S = Speech difficulties.

T = Time loss is brain loss. If these signs are present, call 911 immediately. Don't wait!

Early warning signs of a stroke may fade within a few minutes. However, the signs may also indicate a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Even if symptoms resolve, it's still important to get medical attention right away.

Knowing the signs of a stroke is vital. In addition, it's also important to know that strokes can be avoided. In fact, up to 90% of all strokes can be avoided by addressing specific risk factors. Hypertension, diet, smoking, and exercise are all risk factors that can be attributed to these risk factors. The World Stroke Association aims to reduce the number of strokes in half by 2030 by placing an emphasis on prevention.

How to celebrate world stroke day by observing world stroke day

Here are some tips on how to celebrate this day.

  • Know your risk of having a stroke
  • At a local medical facility, attend an informational meeting on strokes
  • Take action to prevent a stroke by quitting smoking, changing your diet, and reducing hypertension by taking steps to avoid a stroke
  • Learn the early signs of stroke and how to respond
  • If you have had a stroke, please share your survivor tale with others

For more information, visit and use #WorldStrokeDay to post on social media.

History of the world stroke day has dominated world stroke day

The European Stroke Initiative had the initiative in the 1990s to establish a global awareness day for the strokes. Due to financial constraints, the awareness day was limited to Europe only. On May 10th, the country marks its awareness day. At the World Stroke Congress in Vancouver in 2004, a World Stroke Day was established.

Dr. Vladimir Hachinkski, a Canadian clinical neuroscientist, was able to establish a World Stroke Proclamation in 2006. The International Stroke Society joined the World Stroke Federation during that period. The World Stroke Organization (WSO) emerged as a result of the merger (WSO). The first official World Stroke Day was held on October 29th, 2006, under the WSO's leadership.