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Estimates indicate stroke to be the third leading cause of mortality in Malaysia. With an annual incidence of 40,000 victims, stroke is responsible for taking away at least 11,680 lives each year. 

According to the WHO, the number of deaths caused by stroke reached 21,592 people in 2020. Stroke has the highest prevalence among men in their 30s and 40s.

More Facts about Stroke...

Stroke Support Groups in Malaysia

National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM)

Provides rehab services enabling recovery for stroke survivors and promotes stroke prevention by raising public awareness of the risk of stroke. There are currently 9 rehabilitation centres across Petaling Jaya, Ampang, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca, Johor Bharu, Kuantan, Kulim and Kota Kinabalu.

Kiwanis Club

Provides services to maximize recovery, prevent complications and provide assistance towards physical independence in individuals with stroke, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease.

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