We support WHO Member States to reduce population salt intake

We have a remit to support WHO Member States achieve the global target of a 30% relative reduction in mean population salt intake by 2025, as part of a set of 9 global targets to reduce non-communicable diseases.

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Strengthen the evidence base and build local research capacity



Advocate for governments to prioritise food policies that improve the health of the population


Country Support

Support countries to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate salt reduction programmes and facilitate stakeholder engagement and dissemination of information

Hold the salt

Average global daily salt
intake is 10g - double the recommended maximum
limit of 5g

Over 3 million deaths

Excess salt is responsible for more than 3 million deaths worldwide each year

Almost $1.2 Billion Saved Globally

Government-led salt reduction strategies could avert around 5.8 million disability-adjusted life years (DALY), with a population weighted mean cost effectiveness ratio of about $204/DALY saved.

96 National Strategies

96 countries are currently implementing national salt reduction initiatives around the world.

Reducing Population Salt is High Priority

Around the world, we are eating on average 10 grams of salt per day, which is double the recommended maximum limit, and it is contributing to the leading cause of death: cardiovascular diseases (including heart attack and stroke).

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