World Stroke Day is being celebrated on October 29 every year. This day was established by the World Organization for the fight against Stroke in 2006 with the aim of calling for urgent action in the universal fight against this disease.
A stroke is a circulatory disorder in the brain caused by a blockage or rupture of blood vessels. This is a condition where a blood clot (thrombus) or blood from a ruptured vessel disrupts blood flow in the brain. Lack of oxygen and glucose leads to death of brain cells and impaired motor function, speech or memory.
On this day, October 29, 2019, the organization of the FAMS with 413 group of GM of Semey Medical University held an event dedicated to World Stroke Day, which took place in the “Avenue” shopping center. During the event, the organization’s activists measured blood pressure of visitors of the center, distributed booklets with important information on the topic of stroke, and interviewed passers-by about their knowledge about stroke. The purpose of the action was aimed at increasing the awareness of citizens about the problem of stroke, the need for timely medical examination and preventive medical examinations, the need to correct risk factors and control physiological parameters, as well as knowledge of the signs of stroke and the procedure for independent actions and actions of people around.
Mukazhanova Nargiz 343 group GM