Putting stroke at the top of the health agenda

Image: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability across the country. According to the latest statistics, nearly half a million Australians live with the effects of stroke with this number expected to rise to over 700,000 within the next 15 years. But advocates say not enough is being done to combat the disease. Delegates from the National Stroke Foundation were in Canberra today to meet with government and opposition health ministries with the aim of raising awareness and funding for the victims of stroke and their families.

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