A life without stroke and or significant stroke complications
To partner Malawi government in the reduction of stroke burden through prevention, treatment, and long-term care.
We are the Overcomers
1) To represent views of persons living with stroke, and their families on improved stroke care in Malawi
2) To organize services and support in the community using trained volunteers with links to professionals
3) To raise awareness about stroke and the need for comprehensive resources.
4) To share experiences in coping with problems resulting from stroke
5) To provide relevant information to stroke survivors and their caregivers through professional members.
6) To support government initiatives that help to prevent stroke.
7) To provide evidence that will influence policy and service provision
Our Organisation Structure
This NGO is headed by the Executive Director, who reports to the Board on the work and affairs of the organization.
With stroke the third leading cause of death and a significant cause of disability in Malawi, it is critical to develop an organization that will speak collectively on behalf of people with stroke and their families and advocate for them at all levels of the community. Its broad goal is to improve the living conditions of persons with stroke by reducing its negative impact on individuals, their families and the wider society.
The organization works through the united effort of people living with stroke, their guardians, spouses, and professionals – physiotherapists, physicians, nurses, other care providers, attorneys, and rights activists. SSO fulfils its mandate through information and advice dissemination to people with stroke; peer support, family counselling, rehabilitation therapy, and welfare services.
SSO aspires to engage in wider- improving the living conditions of persons with stroke by reducing its negative impact on individuals, their families and the wider society. Ranging activities such as awareness campaigning, prevention screening, lobbying for better services and funding or facilitating stroke research are proposed.
SSO will achieve its vision and mission by offering information and advice to individuals living with stroke, providing peer support, family counselling, making referrals for rehabilitation therapy or welfare services, running awareness campaigns, prevention screening, lobbying governmental & nongovernmental organizations for better services, and advocating for stroke research.