Vision and strategy

Each year 17 million people suffer stroke worldwide; of these nearly 6 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability in lost disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Yet, at least half of all strokes are potentially preventable with appropriate awareness and prevention. The WSO mission is to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care.