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Stroke Course



Stroke is ranked as the second leading cause of death worldwide. While stroke cases have declined in high-income countries over the past four decades, cases have increased in low- and middle-resource countries. Africa is among the highest reported stroke cases, affects younger people, and the deadlier haemorrhagic stroke is more prevalent.

Forty percent of stroke-related deaths can be prevented by controlling risk factors. However, a lack of awareness of stroke risk factors and symptoms and failure to promptly diagnose and optimally treat can result in high morbidity and mortality rates across sub-Saharan Africa.