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.
In 2021, the Nepal Stroke Association launched a nationwide initiative to provide basic stroke care for everyone in collaboration with scientists from the University Hospital Heidelberg. The project has already enrolled 20 hospitals and is still growing, with the aim of making tertiary care centers stroke ready. The project 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).
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.
We aim to increase access to quality stroke care by enhancing nine tertiary care into stroke ready hospitals.
We assist hospitals to form stroke teams, develop practical hands-on guidelines, provide trainings and train-the-trainers.
We use Social Media to spread the word of stroke in Nepal.
Read about the latest events:
In our most recent online lecture “The Role of Physical Fitness Training for Recovery After Stroke,” Professor Gillian Mead, President of the British and Irish
Dr. Vojtech Novotny from the European Stroke Association recently gave all participants of the Online Lecture Series a great insight in the latest developments in
Please have a look at the Map below to see our where we are building stroke ready hospitals:
The project started in 2021.
Since 2022, 25 face-to-face workshops and fifteen webinars were given to 1000 doctors and nurses from 23 hospitals.
Social media campaigns reached 2.5 million people in Nepal.
A 2-day symposium was attended by 70 doctors in February 2023.
A national stroke and training protocol is in finalization.
If you don’t know where to start, this is the most important read:
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
For a list of the hospitals, click on the sidebar icon in the upper left
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