National Stroke Association of Sri Lanka wins Gold

The National Stroke Association of Sri Lanka (NSAS) won the Gold Award presented by the World Stroke Organization to celebrate World Stroke Day which fell on October 29, 2009.

The gold was won by the NSAS for organizing a series of activities to disseminate knowledge on stroke symptoms, risk factors, prevention and management strategies of stroke among the Sri Lankan population. These activities had been carried out in collaboation with the Ministries of Health, Social Services and Social Welfare, while the main sponsor for most of the activities was the Country Office of the World Health Organization.

The World Stroke Day Working Group which selected Sri Lanka as the winner “highly appreciated the active collaboration of the NSAS with the media and also the initiative of the NSAS to develop a National Stroke Strategy for Sri Lanka” the announcement said.

Fifty-six groups from 30 countries vied for the World Stroke Day Awards, with the Silver Award going to the Brazilian Academy of Neurology and Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases which worked in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Society for Cerebrovascular Diseases and Brazilian Stroke Network, Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Bronze Award went to A.L.I.Ce. Italia Onlus , Rome, Italy.Applications were rated on message, innovation and reach.

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