The nationwide campaign "Stop Stroke - 2014" kicked off in Uzhgorod (PHOTOS)
For the eighth consecutive year, the campaign "Stop Stroke 2014" has traditionally started in the most western region of Ukraine - Transcarpathia.
On the central Uzhgorod square - Teatralna and in the lobby of the regional state administration, there were makeshift hospital rooms, where anyone had the opportunity to measure blood pressure, blood sugar level, determine personal risk of stroke and receive professional advice from endocrinologists and cardiologists on prevention of stroke.
The event was held at the initiative of the Regional Health Center, Uzhgorod National University and the Ukrainian Association of combating stroke.
According to the adviser to the Minister of Health Olena Yevstignyeyeva, such campaigns are extremely important because prevention is one of the most important components of public health. "The Ministry of Health has developed the concept of a new health care system, in which prevention of diseases plays a key role. If prevention is carried out, less people will suffer hypertension, and therefore - less people will have strokes and heart attacks," - the Minister's adviser said.
Overall, according to Olena Yevstignyeyeva, during the event, each year more than 15 thousand Ukrainians have the opportunity to determine their personal risk of contracting a particular disease, to receive the necessary advice and thus to prevent dangerous diseases.
The campaign "Stop Stroke 2014" will be held in all regions of Ukraine and finish in October with a number of large-scale nationwide events devoted to healthy lifestyles and prevention of strokes and heart attacks.