International Journal of Stroke spoke with Padma Gunaratne, the President of the National Stroke Asdociation in Sri Lanka, who discusses her joy at winning the 2009 World Stroke Day Gold Medal. The medal came about through the hard work of four main organisations: the National Stroke Organisation in Sri Lanka, the World Stroke Organisation National office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Services. International Journal of Stroke and Padma also address the issue of the burden of stroke in Sri Lanka.
Please see the following link to the article featured in the current issue of International Journal of Stroke:
World Stroke Day 2009, gold award winner : National Stroke Association of Sri Lanka (NSASL) (p 323-324) by Padma S. Gunaratne, Hamsananthy Jeevatharan.