Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in Nepal.
Early treatment of strokes can save lives and reduce disabilities!
Stroke is one of Nepal’s heaviest health burdens and is not only the third leading cause of death in Nepal, but also associated with a drastic reduction in quality of life!
Still, most people in Nepal have limited access to adequate stroke care and the awareness about stroke is low.
The Nepal Stroke Association is setting up the first nationwide initiative to provide basic stroke care for everyone by strengthening existing structures. The project is implemented in close collaboration with scientists from the University Hospital Heidelberg (Germany) and the Angels’ Initiative. It is supported by the World Stroke Organization and the Ministry of Health and Population (Nepal). As part of the nationwide project approximately 15 district hospitals and tertiary care centers are selected to become stroke ready hospitals through intensive training of health personnel and implementation of treatment standards. The population’s consciousness of the prevention, symptoms and treatment of strokes will be raised by public awareness campaigns. Treatment data of all stroke ready hospitals will be collected in the RES-Q register to continuously monitor, evaluate and improve stroke care.
The project started in 2020 and is supported by Hospital Partnerships funding program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and financed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Else Kröner-Fresenius foundation (EKFS).
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The aim of the Nepal Stroke Project is to improve stroke care along the continuum of stroke care:
1. Establish nationwide stroke ready hospitals
2. Raise public awareness of strokes
3. Establish a national stroke registry
4. Achieve financing of stroke care
Stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability in Nepal. Still, stroke care is limited to a few hospitals in urban areas and stroke awareness is low.
Increasing stroke knowledge can not only support correct help-seeking behavior and treatment but also lower the risk of suffering a stroke through a modification of stroke risk factors.
The Nepal Stroke Project pursues its goals by strengthening existing health structures in different regions of Nepal.
We will apply the World Stroke Organization’s Road Map to assess gaps in stroke care and address the existing needs by continuous medical education and public awareness campaigns.
You will come across the Stroke Awareness Campaign all over the country!
Please have a look at the Map below to find out which hospitals will be stroke ready hospitals in near future!
Designing the project started in 2020.
Trainings for health personnel will start in 2022 for 18 months.
The Stroke Awareness Campaign will be launched in March 2022.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to become part of our team!
These hospitals take part in the project
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