The ANGELS Initiative:Improving Stroke Care in Asia

Volume 5 Issue 2
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The editorial assistance of Mr Rob Goodwin, Oruen Ltd, in the preparation of this article is acknowledged with thanks.


This review article summarizes the content of presentations given at a Boehringer Ingelheim-sponsored WSO-ANGELS Initiative regional meeting: Improving Stroke Care in Asia. This meeting was held on 05 October at the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2019, held in Manila, The Philippines. The topics included a review of the strategy and achievements of the ANGELS Initiative around the world, presented by Professor Werner Hacke; insights into how outcomes for stroke patients in severely under-resourced settings in South Africa can be achieved, and presented by Dr Anastasia Rossouw, and summaries of the ANGELS Initiative status and plans in individual South East Asian countries. These countries included: Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar.

Key words: Angels Initiative, Acute Stroke, Thrombolysis, South East Asia.