Today, Saturday, 29 October is World Stroke Day
Every six seconds, regardless of age or gender, a sister, brother,  wife, husband, daughter, son, partner, mother, father or friend will die  from a stroke. Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people  aged 15 to 59. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns. Each  year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is  responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS,  tuberculosis and malaria put together – three diseases which have set  the benchmark for successful public health advocacy,  capturing the attention of the world’s media and which consequently has  provoked world leaders, governments and many sectors of civil society  to act.
Today, Saturday, 29 October is World Stroke Day

Every six seconds, regardless of age or gender, a sister, brother, wife, husband, daughter, son, partner, mother, father or friend will die from a stroke. Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns. Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together – three diseases which have set the benchmark for successful public health advocacy, capturing the attention of the world’s media and which consequently has provoked world leaders, governments and many sectors of civil society to act.

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