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.
We work with people and organisations who share the same goal of improving the health of millions of people worldwide to advocate for governments to shift the focus towards integrated and centrally implemented food policies to improve health of the population.
We continue to strengthen the evidence base for salt reduction, including evaluating the impact of salt reduction interventions and contributing to peer-reviewed publications relating to salt reduction. We build local research capacity by providing training on salt intake data management, and analysis, and supporting local personnel to disseminate project outputs through publications and presentations.
We facilitate the translation of the research into policy and practice by supporting countries to plan, develop and evaluate salt reduction programmes using the WHO’s SHAKE package. We provide training on strategy development, implementation, and evaluation of population salt reduction strategies. We provide expert advice and training on the different approaches to measure salt intake; explore consumer knowledge, attitudes and behaviours (KAB) related to salt; identify major sources of salt in the diet; and measure sodium levels in foods.