New Global Campaign Launched To Raise Awareness Of Stroke Among Women
CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: October 29 is World Stroke Day
Mary George, deputy associate director for science and senior medical officer in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, writes, “On October 29, 2014, for World Stroke Day, the World Stroke Organization will launch a new campaign around women and stroke. Every year 3.2 million women die of strokes globally … and thousands of other women are suffer long-term disabilities resulting from stroke. The ‘I Am Woman’ campaign … raises awareness about the special challenges of stroke in women and how women can reduce their risk and protect their health…” (10/27).