World Stroke Day is held on 29th October each year. The annual event was started in 2006 by WSO. In 2010, we declared stroke a public health emergency. World Stroke Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke, talk about prevention and treatment and ensure better care and support for survivors.
In 2021, the campaign reached more than 2.3 billion people in 31 countries.