Reducing population salt intake by 30% by 2025
Global target on reducing salt intake
Currently, around the world, we are eating 10g salt/day, with some Asian countries eating up to 12g salt, which is putting our health at risk and causing millions of premature deaths each year.
In order to address this, WHO has set a global target of 30% relative reduction in population level salt intake by 2025, as one of the most cost-effective measures countries can take to improve population health.
This salt target is one of 9 global targets endorsed by WHO to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable disease including cardiovascular disease.
National action plans to reduce salt intake
Many countries have now set their own national target for population level salt intake, in line with their current intakes. For example:
Many national salt reduction strategies are linked to a broader initiative such as non-communicable disease or nutrition programs.