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Health sector launches a website on stroke prevention and control

Update: May, 06/2021 - 20:19
Main interface of the Medical Services Administration's website on stroke prevention and control. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

HÀ NỘI — The health ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) in collaboration with Bayer Vietnam, launched a website on stroke prevention and control on Thursday.

The website is an electronic information channel on stroke prevention and control for patients and the community under the framework of a cooperation programme on “Strengthening awareness of the community on stroke prevention and control for 2021 - 2023" between the MSA and Bayer Vietnam.

“Strokes or cerebral vascular accidents are the most common cause of death in Việt Nam. Each year Việt Nam has about 200,000 stroke cases, of which about 50 per cent are fatal. Although many people fortunately survived after a stroke, they still suffer severe sequelae, even inability to work, creating burdens on families and society. Therefore, it is very important to raise awareness for patients and the community so that everyone can actively participate in stroke prevention and treatment,” said MSA director Lương Ngọc Khuê at the launching ceremony.  

The website is directly linked to the MSA’s website, providing people with accurate and useful information and knowledge, especially the latest scientific information and the latest medical advances on stroke prevention and control.

It also provides important information from recognising the early signs and symptoms of a stroke, how to manage and prevent a stroke through building a healthy lifestyle and adhering to treatment or a forum to share experience on stroke prevention and control or a Q&A section to help patients get online consultation from professional experts.

In addition to the special website, MSA also launched a Facebook fan page and a YouTube channel to further disseminate useful information about stroke prevention and control to patients and the community. — VNS

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