Mid-term evaluation of Malaysia’s National Salt Reduction Strategy

In November last year, with support from WHO, Kathy and Jacqui from the George Institute supported a Ministry of Health workshop in Malaysia to understand the progress of the national salt reduction strategy to date, with a view to providing recommendations for strengthening implementation and monitoring of the strategy in the next two years.

The workshop involved three focus groups and 12 semi-structured interviews with a total of 50 representatives from the Ministry of Health, other Ministries, state health department health professionals, food industry, NGOs and Universities.

The George Institute would like to congratulate the Ministry of Health Malaysia for their leadership and salt reduction efforts so far, and look forward to sharing the lessons learnt from Malaysia with other countries.