The National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) is South East Asia’s first non-profit organisation that offers rehabilitation services for stroke survivors and support to their families. NASAM’s primary aim is to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors and their families, and in the long term, help reduce the risk of stroke amongst Malaysians, through stroke prevention advocacy. They work in partnership with policy makers, health care providers, corporate organisations and volunteers to improve and extend their services to the stroke community.
Early rehabilitation to reduce long-term dependency is therefore one of the main objectives of NASAM. To this end, the visionary aim of NASAM is to establish a stroke specific rehabilitation centre in every major town throughout Malaysia. Since the formation of its first centre in Petaling Jaya, NASAM has grown significantly through the support and generosity of the Malaysian public.
NASAM looks into the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of stroke survivors and provides holistic rehabilitation therapy with the aim of getting them sufficiently recovered to return to mainstream life. Many have discovered that there is life after stroke. To achieve these objectives, NASAM relies almost entirely on the goodwill of volunteers and public generosity. Any donations, however small, is most welcome and will make a difference. All contributions are tax-exempt.