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A Guide TO mANAGEMENt for Primary Care Practitioners

Presented by the MiLHO Initiative

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.

STROKE: A Guide to Management for Primary Care Practitioners is a self-paced stroke management course to help general healthcare practitioners improve the management of patients at risk and their outcomes in the event of a stroke. Log in and take the Stroke course. If you don’t have an account, registering is simple and free. Follow this link to register.

Key features and benefits

No need to create multiple accounts for different course, one accounts gives you access to all the courses. So if you already have an account, you’re good to go. Log in and take the stroke course.

Content is presented in short lessons of so is ideal for the busy practitioner.

The approximate time to complete each lesson is clearly indicated.

Throughout the course, videos and progress check quizzes are included to reinforce the material presented and help keep your learning on track. The progress check quizzes include an explanation of the answers.

The course material is supported by useful resources that can be used at the point of care, and a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the course.

Here’s what the course covers

  • Introduction (10 minutes) – A brief background about the global challenges of stroke, focusing on the African population. (4 Topics)
  • Pretest – Test yourself on what you already know.
  • Stroke Types, Risk Factors, and Risk Assessment (15 minutes)Distinguish the different stroke types, recognize the risk factors and learn how to calculate stroke risk. (5 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Primary Stroke Prevention (8 minutes) – Learn the modifiable risk factors for primary stroke prevention. (2 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Stroke Management (30 minutes) – Learn stroke symptoms, assessment and diagnostic evaluations, and treatment approaches for ischaemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). (3 sections, 19 Topics, 3 Quizzes)
  • Secondary Stroke Prevention (10 minutes) – Learn about secondary stroke risk factors and prevention. (3 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (15 minutes) – Learn the key components of rehabilitation after a stroke event. (5 Topics 1 Quiz)
  • References – The references are listed at the end of the course
  • Posttest—Check how much you have learned. Score 80% to earn the certified CPD certificate.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that warrant screening individuals who may be at risk of stroke
  • Apply guideline recommendations to accurately and promptly diagnose stroke
  • Manage individuals with or at risk of stroke consistent with guideline recommendations, including primary and secondary stroke prevention
  • Support patients with stroke rehabilitation and lifestyle improvement

Method of Participation

  • This course is designed as self-directed learning. We recommend navigating through the course in the order presented.
  • Review the course information, including the Learning Objectives and Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
  • Start with the Introduction and Pretest. Each lesson has several topics; you can navigate through the lessons from the navigation panel. The approximate time to complete each lesson is indicated. Be sure to complete the progress check quiz at the end of each lesson before moving to the next lesson. Finish the course by taking the Posttest.
  • Score at least 80% on the Posttest to receive Certified Certificate of Continuing Professional Development.

Our evidence of quality

Our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, a leading independent CPD accreditation institution based in the United Kingdom. The CPD Certified symbol on our certificate is recognized as the qualitative benchmark. You will earn a CPD-certified certificate after completing this course and correctly answering 80% of the post-test quizzes.


We have your back!

For a limited time, we are offering a 1-time fee of only $5, which is 95% off similar courses with the same value. As a bonus, the first 3 topics are FREE of charge. For this fee, you will:

  • Gain full and unlimited access to this course.
  • Earn a CPD certified certificate as proof.
  • Improve your knowledge and skills on how to manage patients with strokes.
  • Learn from a subject-matter expert from Africa.

We have chosen to make this course affordable so that many doctors can access it.

Enroll now in our stroke management course.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page, register and get instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

This is our guarantee

We offer a 48-hours full money-back guarantee so you can enroll in the course risk-free. Just contact us within 48 hours of paying for your course, and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. 

We always want to improve to meet your learning needs. We appreciate your honest feedback about what you did not like about the course. We will be sure to take your feedback into consideration for future course development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enroll in this course if I am not a doctor?

Yes, because you will gain knowledge in the field of stroke prevention and treatment.

What if I don’t like this course?

No worries, contact us within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund. However, the course is full of practical insights and resources.

How is this course different from other free online reproductive health courses?

Most online courses contain management principles that do not always apply to the clinical setting in Africa. We ensure that our courses have a significant input from experts with experience of healthcare practice in Africa.

The course includes engaging videos to provide a visual explanation of the content covered.

Case-based progress check quizzes are included at the end of each topic to keep your learning on track.

Enroll now in our stroke management course to update your knowledge.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page; after registering you’ll have instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.


This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after carefully considering all available scientific and clinical information.


The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, holds the copyright for this course. Through this notice, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, grants permission for participation in this course for educational purposes only. The content of this course may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from The Edge Medical Writing, LLC.

Course Details

Course Modules: 6 + Posttest

Course Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Course Fees: $5

Course Languages: English

Who is this course intended for? Healthcare practitioners in primary health care settings who manage individuals at risk of a stroke or who have had a stroke.

Course Director

Helen Fosam, PhD, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC

Course Developer and Reviewer

Austine Mengnjo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Partner, Reading Nephrology Ltd, Reading PA. Member of the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians. MD from the Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde, Cameroon. Internal medicine residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Jersey City Medical Center, and fellowship in nephrology and transplant from the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.