After passing through Madrid, Bilbao and Malaga, the awareness campaign ‘Próxima Estación Prevención del Ictus’ resumes its activity and arrives this week at the Santa Justa railway station in Seville, where it will remain between 24 and 26 October.
This will be the first of the two stops planned in the Seville capital of this initiative promoted by the Association Freno al Ictus with the support and collaboration of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), the Alliance Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer and the Fundación Alberto Contador.
An even more special stop for its proximity to the World Stroke Day, which is held on Monday 29 October and comes to focus on a cerebrovascular disease about which there is still a deep social perception despite the fact that, only in Spain, it is estimated that about 120,000 people suffer each year.
The itinerancy of ‘Próxima Estación Prevención del Ictus’ is born with the firm objective of making known among the population this disease, its risk factors, its detention and prevention. Stroke represents the first cause of death in women, the second in men and the main cause of serious disability in adult life in Spain.
In the recent first edition of the Clinical Neuroscience Conference held at the Los Madroños Hospital, Óscar R. Benavente, a professor and researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), put the spotlight on the fact that, due to the ageing of the population, stroke will be the “great global epidemic” for the next 30 years.
The campaign will return to Santa Justa station from 20 to 22 November.