The AF Association is supporting the 1 Mission 1 Million (1M1M) global campaign to prevent AF-related stroke.
Watch this video of our CEO, Trudie Lobban MBE, explaining the goals of 1M1M:
Up to three million people around the world suffer an AF-related stroke every year. That is the equivalent to one person affected by this form of stroke every ten seconds.
The 1M1M campaign aspires to highlight the importance of atrial fibrillation to health organisations across the globe as a serious condition. People with AF are five times more likely to suffer a stroke. A stroke caused by AF is more damaging, debilitating and often fatal.
However, if it is identified, correctly diagnosed and effectively treated; AF can be managed and the risk of stroke significantly reduced.
Please sign the 1M1M petition to join 999,999 others worldwide in making atrial fibrillation (AF) a global healthcare priority. One million signatures will help to support healh organisations around the world, including the World Health Organization and its member states to recognise AF as a serious condition and major stroke risk factor.
The 1M1M campaign is rewarding AF-related projects with a share of €100,000. The first projects to reach 75% of their target could get a stake of this reward donation. Submit your project to be considered. Submission deadlines are on the last Friday of each month. Find out who last year's winners were.
Have you got a personal story about atrial fibrillation? Maybe you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with AF. Or do you know someone who had an AF-related stroke? Please share your story.
Your story could inspire many others to get involved in 1 Mission 1 Million to help the world recognise AF as a serious condition, and to prevent hundreds of thousands of AF-related stroke.