Journal article

The state of stroke services across the globe: Report of World Stroke Organization-World Health Organization surveys

Mayowa O Owolabi, Amanda G Thrift, Sheila Martins, Walter Johnson, Jeyaraj Pandian, Foad Abd-Allah, Cherian Varghese, Ajay Mahal, Joseph Yaria, Hoang T Phan, Gregory Roth, Seana L Gall, Richard Beare, Thanh G Phan, Robert Mikulik, Bo Norrving, Valery L Feigin



BACKGROUND: Improving stroke services is critical for reducing the global stroke burden. The World Stroke Organization-World Health Organization-Lancet Neurology Commission on Stroke conducted a survey of the status of stroke services in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) compared to high-income countries. METHODS: Using a validated World Stroke Organization comprehensive questionnaire, we collected and compared data on stroke services along four pillars of the stroke quadrangle (surveillance, prevention, acute stroke, and rehabilitation) in 84 countries across World Health Organization regions and economic strata. The World Health Organization also conducted a survey of non-communicabl..

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Funding Acknowledgements

MO is supported by NIH grant SIREN U54 HG007479 under the H3Africa initiative and SIBS Genomics R01NS107900; SIBS Gen Gen R01NS107900-02S1; ARISES R01NS115944-01; H3Africa CVD Supplement 3U24HG009780-03S5, and CaNVAS 1R01NS114045-01. AGT acknowledges receipt of funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia) outside the submitted work. SLG is funded by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship and a National Health and Medical Research Council Synergy Grant.