Changing the face of stroke care in the Middle East North Africa region

Published:February 07, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2020.116727
      The Middle East North Africa consists of seventeen countries and extends from Eastern Asia to Morocco in the West. The region has an estimated population of 411 million. In the absence of good quality data on stroke incidence and prevalence from the region, the exact burden of this devastating disease is hard to determine. However, as these countries undergo epidemiological transition, the burden of non-communicable diseases is found to be on the rise and a recent review of the available literature, suggests an increase in the stroke incidence and mortality in the region [
      • Feigin V.L.
      • Norrving B.
      • Mensah G.A.
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