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First ever World Stroke Day celebrations

October 29, 2015 5:09 am

For the first time ever Counterstroke Fiji celebrated World Stroke Day to today at Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons hall in Suva.

Counter Strokes president Elizabeth Reade Fong says stroke does not discriminate by age and with increasing incidences is worrying for a country like Fiji.

“Hosting this occasion which we believe will impact very positively in both prevention and rehabilitation of stroke persons. Our plan is to use this day to advocate for stroke prevention and to create an awareness of the negative impact of stroke on the individual, family, community and nation.”

The main purpose of the celebration was succeeding in their awareness and workshop programs across the country.

The campaigns were conducted for the past 11 months focusing on majority of women suffering from stroke compared to men.