European Stroke Awareness Day 2024: VALIDATE Calls for Improved Stroke Care Across Europe

On European Stroke Awareness Day 2024, VALIDATE joined the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and the European Stroke Organisation in highlighting the latest data from the Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) Stroke Service Tracker (SST).

The SST data, collected from 43 European countries, revealed progress in meeting SAP-E targets for stroke care and support. This was particularly evident in acute treatments and the organisation and quality control of services. However, the data also exposed persistent gaps in equal access to stroke unit care, follow-up, and life after stroke services and support.

VALIDATE reinforces the call for all European countries to leverage their SST data to bridge these gaps. We believe every stroke survivor should receive the care they need. As a project focused on improving stroke care through AI-driven solutions, we understand the importance of equal access to high-quality care and support for all stroke patients.

By developing a clinical decision support system that empowers healthcare professionals to choose the optimal treatment strategy for each individual stroke patient, VALIDATE aims to contribute to the ongoing efforts to enhance stroke care across Europe. We believe that harnessing the power of AI and data-driven insights can play a significant role in addressing the disparities highlighted by the SST data.

On European Stroke Awareness Day 2024, we renewed our commitment to working with partners like SAFE and the European Stroke Organisation. Together, we can drive meaningful improvements in stroke care. Our goal is a future where every stroke patient receives timely, high-quality care and support, regardless of their location or socioeconomic status.

We will keep supporting initiatives like European Stroke Awareness Day and the Stroke Action Plan for Europe. We strongly believe that collaborative efforts are crucial to achieving our shared goal of improving stroke care and outcomes for patients across the continent.