Here is an article that I came across recently regarding young people having strokes in West Africa.
I am so pleased to note that awareness is being raised in Ghana regarding the mammoth challenges and tragedies many, many Ghanaians (and West Africans) are having, particularly in the realm of strokes. There is much that needs to be done and we are committed to partnering with West Africa in prevention, being proactive, and effectively treating these devastating brain attacks.
Jocelyne mentions that salt is a staple in their diets that needs to be reduced and will likely help, singlehandedly, many struggling with high blood pressure, often a precursor to stroke. So much can be done …
The loss of one contributing adult in West African society is a critical loss. Why? Because those countries, with meager resources, have invested in that life and their loss may impact an entire family’s viability, a community, and a nation. One tragic example is our loss of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Head Physiotherapist, at the age of 57. There are so few rehabilitation specialists anywhere in Ghana or West Africa. His loss was devastating.
Please partner with us to reduce strokes. Many lives depend on it.