The Czech Republic signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe declaration
We are very pleased to announce that the Czech Republic is the 13th country to endorse the Declaration for Action on Stroke and enact the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, bringing the country another step closer to guaranteeing the highest standard of care and support for stroke patients.
The document summarises the aims of the implementation of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe and by signing it, the governmental bodies in each country manifest their commitment to
- acknowledge that cerebrovascular diseases, including stroke, are among the major causes of premature death long term disability, and cognitive decline
in the adult population of Europe, and that many strokes are preventable and treatable with evidence-based and cost-effective strategies ;
- support the Stroke Action Plan for Europe with the four overarching targets for 2030: (1) to reduce the absolute number of strokes in Europe by 10%, (2) to
treat 90% or more of all patients with stroke in Europe in a dedicated stroke unit as the first level of care, (3) to have national plans for stroke
encompassing the entire chain of care, (4) to fully implement national strategies for multisector public health interventions
- align with the WHO Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020 that aims for a 25% relative reduction in
premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases by 2025.
Fint out more about the Declaration on this page.