STROKE ASSOCIATION SUPPORT NETWORK-GHANA
ONE VOICE AGAINST STROKE
World Stroke Campaign – What’s your reason?
A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nutrients for your brain cells. Blood may be interrupted or stop moving through an artery, because the artery is blocked (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). When brain cells do not get enough oxygen or nutrients, they die. The area of brain damage is called a cerebral infarct.
The Stroke Association Support Network-Ghana is a national, not-for-profit, health organization working to prevent stroke and support people who have suffered stroke, their carers and families. We carry out prevention activities, deliver support services and promote research in all aspects of stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. We work closely with traditional stroke carers, health professionals, and researchers to reduce the impact of stroke on the Ghanaian community. We are the voice of stroke in Ghana committed to reducing the incidence of stroke, and ensuring that everybody who suffers a stroke in Ghana has access to the treatment and rehabilitation services they need.
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