Medicinska Škola Ante Kuzmanića Zadar

5.A grade student activities

 Nov. 19, 2020, 11:14 a.m. |   Zanimljiva događanja

Students of the 5th grade of our school marked the World Stroke Days, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the International Days of COPD. In the subject Health Care of the Elderly, they investigated the connection between old age and related diseases and conditions, and made appropriate posters.

Stroke is a sudden neurological disorder caused by a disorder of cerebral circulation, which leads to an insufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients to certain parts of the brain. Lack of oxygen and nutrients causes damage and death of nerve cells in parts of the brain leading to damage to the functions that those parts of the brain control. Today, stroke is a global epidemic that threatens lives, health and quality of life.

We all have good reasons to prevent a stroke!

On December 3, the United Nations declared International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Commission on Human Rights, in a resolution of 5 March 1993, called on the Member States to emphasize the celebration of that date in order to achieve equality in the exercise of human rights and the participation of persons with disabilities in society. According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, by interacting with various barriers, may prevent their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis.


World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (COPD) is celebrated on the third Wednesday in November at the suggestion of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). The theme of this year's World Day is "Let's stop COPD together!" (All Together to End COPD) emphasizes the fact that many organizations and individuals can and should be involved in the fight against COPD; from health care providers, families, patients, decision makers, employers and others.

The goal of marking World COPD Day is to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, early detection and treatment of this disease.

Sonja Šare, teacher