To Improve Stroke Care in Africa

Holman Africa Research and Engagement Fund

Renyu Liu

School Affiliation: Perelman School of Medicine
Country or Region Engaged: Africa
Fund: Holman Africa Research and Engagement Fund
Year Awarded: 2023-24
Expertise: Healthcare, Public Health, Communications
This project aims to improve stroke care in African countries with an initial focus on SubSaharan Africa since stroke is the leading cause of death and disability there. This project will expand on our previous successful efforts, strategies and experiences improving stroke prehospital care in China, which was achieved by working with expert collaborators in China. In this specific proposal we will work with experts in Africa to promote stroke awareness and rescue readiness by producing educational packages for the public and training packages for emergency medical staff and stroke rescue related personnel aimed at improving stroke care. We will also help to establish community stroke centers to help stroke survivors and their family members and the local societies. The community stroke centers will be an important hub for stroke awareness and stroke education improvement. This project receives strong internal and international support with various matching funding.