Working Together to End Stroke: Collaboration Around the World
Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death in most Latin American countries, but many people in the region don't have access to basic stroke care. That's why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is partnering with Latin American organizations
as part of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29.
Leaders Converge in Chile at the First Latin American Summit
The AHA/ASA, ministry of health representatives and stroke professional societies converged in Santiago, Chile on World Stroke Day to discuss ways to reduce the burden of stroke in Latin America. Leaders addressed regional stroke plans that aligned
with the World Heart Organization’s goal to reduce stroke mortality from non-communicable diseases by 25 percent by 2025. A call for strengthening health systems through quality improvement and patient outcomes was released. Download the Latin American Santiago Declaration in
Spanish| English and
Take action This World Stroke Day and throughout the year!
On World Stroke Day Oct. 29, and throughout the year, help us fight to end stroke. Share our Stroke in Latin America infographic all year long available in Spanish | Portuguese |English through social media or print and hand out to remind your friends, family and community that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.