Lancet Commission on Stroke

Lancet Commission on Stroke in Low- and Middle-Income countries

As an expert in stroke and/or an expert at your country’s Ministry of Health you are invited to take part in a survey, which is being conducted for a Lancet Commission on Stroke in Low- and Middle-Income countries. This survey is commissioned by the World Stroke Organisation.

The idea of this survey is to help you understand your current capacity for delivering key elements of stroke care to the population you serve. Based on the information you provide, we will be able to determine the level of stroke services you have in your region/country (categorized as minimum, essential, advanced) and potentially help identify areas of opportunities and improvements.

The online surveys are hosted by NISAN, and are available here:

Download or view: The GBD Stoke Burden estimates referred to in the last section of the Survey for health professionals.

Participating in the survey will provide you with an opportunity to provide input in to our publication, which we anticipate submitting to the Lancet Neurology. If you would like to be considered for co-authorship of this publication, please make sure you enter your name and email address on the first page of the survey, so that you can be given the opportunity to provide critical feedback to this publication.

Only aggregated regional or country level data will be published or shared. Where low survey returns would risk identification of individual services or providers, data will be presented in ways that secure anonymity. Personal data will be retained by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) to enable follow up with implementing agencies. However, all personal data will be removed from survey returns prior to analysis and publication. WSO will not share your personal data with other organizations.

For any questions regarding completion of this survey, please contact the Project Manager, Rohit Bhattacharjee rbhattac@aut.ac.nz.