The ANGELS Initiative: Improving Stroke Care in Asia

Author:Werner Hacke, Michael Brainin, Valeria Caso
Volume Info:Volume 5 Issue 2
Article Information

Volume 5 Issue 2, pages 16-35
Received – 28th November 2019; Accepted: 9th December 2019


Senior Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.


Professor in Clinical Neurology and Chairman Department Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine, Danube University Krems, Austria


Professor Valeria Caso, Stroke Neurologist at University of Perugia, Italy.


Corresponding Author: Valeria Caso –


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.



Angels Initiative, Acute Stroke, Thrombolysis, South East Asia.



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