Welcome To Stroke Survivors Foundation

Our Mission

Creates a national network that provides post-discharge rehabilitation and support for stroke survivors, their families and caregivers.

Know the Signs

Know the signs – BEFAST – every minute matters. Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60 years.

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Post Discharge Stroke Support (PDSS) Platform ecosystem for survivors, advocates, facilities and healthcare professionals. Register now!

Welcome To Stroke Survivors Foundation

Stroke Survivors Foundation is a national non-profit organisation that provides physical and emotional support for stroke survivors, their families and caregivers.

We support people of all ages and life stages affected by stroke, offer much-needed family support and provide access to a comprehensive network of rehabilitation experts so that you can embrace life post-stroke.

There are 15 million people worldwide who suffer a stroke each year.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59 years old.  Each year, nearly six million people worldwide die from stroke. One in four people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke claims more than twice as many lives as AIDS.  In fact, stroke continues to be responsible for more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The burden of stroke now disproportionately affects individuals living in resource-poor countries. “

In South Africa, it is roughly estimated that 150 000 people suffer a stroke in South Africa annually. According to the SA mortality data (2014) stroke is the leading non-communicable cause of death and the leading cause of disability in our country. It is often perceived that strokes only occur in the elderly, but international data indicates that approximately 25% of people who suffer a stroke are of economically active age and approximately 2.5% are below the age of 30.

The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of creating one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 3500 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries of which Stroke Survivors Foundation is a proud member.

The Stroke Survivors Foundation support people of all ages and life stages affected by stroke, offer much-needed family support and provide access to a comprehensive network of rehabilitation experts so that you can embrace life post-stroke.

We Need Your Help

The Stroke Survivors Foundation receives no government funding and therefore we rely on organisation’s social responsibility and the generosity of individuals. We appreciate any contribution to fund the projects and day-to- day and operating expenses of the Foundation. Contributions and donations to The Stroke Survivors Foundation can be via direct deposit or via SnapScan.

Our Services

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Support meetings for stroke survivors, families and caregivers

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Prevention and Awareness

Stroke Awareness Campaigns, educational talks, motivational talks by stroke survivors.

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mentoring, coaching and peer-to-peer support

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REHABILITATION ECOSYSTEM

Access to therapies, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists.

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