Our Commitment

We support WHO Member States to achieve the global target to reduce population level salt intake by 30% by 2025

We are building the evidence to demonstrate that population-wide salt reduction interventions are a cost-effective approach to improving health.

The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction was established in March 2013 to support Member States to meet the new salt reduction targets. Established within the Food Policy Division at The George Institute for Global Health, our terms of reference include:


Provide expert advice

to WHO on development of tools for population salt reduction strategies


Undertake research

and build research capacity in all aspects of salt reduction


Develop strategies

Support and increase the capacity of the WHO and Member States in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of salt reduction strategies


Engage the food industry

Support and increase the capacity of the WHO and Member States in the development of effective mechanisms for engaging the food industry on food reformulation and monitoring changes in the food supply


Since 2013 we have:

  • Hosted two major international events on salt reduction jointly with the WHO

  • Delivered training on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of population salt reduction strategies to over 15 countries and participated in 6 regional forums

  • Developed a range of tools and resources to support countries on program implementation jointly with the WHO

  • Strengthened the evidence base on salt reduction including through producing over 140 peer-reviewed publications and disseminating widely

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