It’s Kiribati Language Week in Aotearoa from 11 July to 17 July, and episode three of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Narrated in i-Kiribati (with English subtitles), the video explains how most strokes can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
Director of the AUT National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN), Professor Valery Feigin says stroke is preventable in up to 90 per cent of cases.
“There are some easy steps every individual can take to reduce their risk of stroke and research has shown that the number of people suffering from stroke can be more than halved, simply by following healthier lifestyles,” he says.
The video encourages the use of the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed by Professor Valery Feigin, Professor Feigin, Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at AUT, to assess their individual risk of stroke and undertake efforts to reduce the risk. The app also been endorsed by the World Stroke Organisation, the World Heart Foundation, the World Federation of Neurology, and the European Stroke Organisation.
To watch each video in the 2021 AUT Pacific Language Videos: ‘Busting the myths around stroke’ as it is launched, follow the ‘Pacific at AUT’ Facebook page or watch on YouTube. The AUT Pacific Language Weeks project is supported by the Pacific Media Network.