Professor Robert Mikulík, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) expert and Vice President of the World Stroke Organization (WSO), was invited to the Presidential Palace in Chisinau for a meeting with Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova.
At a meeting that took place on September 17 with the participation of several other Moldovan stroke specialists, they discussed the main steps needed to improve stroke care in the country. Prof. Mikulik represented the Czech system of acute stroke care, which he has been involved in for a long time, and which is one of the best in the world and a model for many European and Asian countries.
At the meeting, the president confirmed that public health is a priority for the country and added that the Presidency is paying increased attention to stroke. The President informed about the meeting on his Facebook profile.
At the same time, the president appreciated that Chisinau became the site of the organization of the 1st International Summit on Improving Stroke Care in Europe led by prof. Mikulík, attended by 60 experts from 30 European countries. The summit was funded by the IRENE COST Action (CA 18118) project, which was acquired and is now coordinated by the FNUSA-ICRC Stroke Research Team.
Veronika Svobodová, MA, Manager of Stroke research program FNUSA-ICRC