Today is world stroke day.

World Stoke day is carried out every October 29 each passing year. The essence of the event is to  to highlight the urgent characteristic and heightened rate of stroke in our societies.

As you may know, Stroke  is a medical condition in which poor flow of blood to the brain results in cell death.

World stroke day is set aside to raise awareness on how Stroke can be prevented, reduced and ultimaly treated to ensure that victims of the ailment are better cared for and supported.

Each October 29, organizations around the world earmark activities which ponder on awareness, tests and initiatives to fight stroke.

The annual event began in 2006 at the World Stroke Organization. The theme for 2018 World Stroke Day is #UpAgainAfterStroke.