Boy Abunda leads PH stroke discussion with Angels Initiative, Stroke Society of the Philippines

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Regardless of age and gender, every Filipino needs to know vital information about the dangers of stroke—the second leading cause of death in the Philippines.

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To help the public become more aware of the dangers of stroke, its prevention and the importance of getting emergency help, Angels Initiative and Stroke Society of the Philippines enlisted the help of talk legend Boy Abunda through a recent online event called “Of Love and Stroke” through the Stroke Society of the Philippines official Facebook page ( and the talk legend’s official YouTube page ( The event was open to the general public.

With TV icon Boy Abunda’s engaging and in-depth way of discussing important matters, the medical community aims to empower the public with essential knowledge about stroke and inspire people to take better care of their health as well as of their loved ones. Neurologists Dr. Romulo Esagunde and Dr. Maria Socorro Sarfati joined the discussion to help shed light on what stroke is, its types and symptoms, and what one can do to minimize its risk factors.

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Stroke remains to be the second leading cause of death worldwide[1] and in the Philippines.[2] If not treated in a timely manner, a stroke can have emotional, physical or even fatal consequences. Because of its urgent nature, Angels Initiative and Stroke Society of the Philippines urge the public to rush a person exhibiting stroke symptoms to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment.

Angels Initiative is a global healthcare initiative spearheaded by Boehringer Ingelheim to increase the number and optimize the quality of stroke treatment at acute stroke centers. Stroke Society of the Philippines is an organization of physicians, nurses and other allied health care personnel who have special interest in stroke care, education and research.

Watch the discussion here:

Or over on Boy Abunda’s YouTube channel:

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