The George Institute for Global Health, Food Policy Division was designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Salt Reduction (WHOCC SALT) in March 2013 during a WHO technical meeting on salt reduction and iodine fortification in Sydney, Australia (pictured above).
WHO CC SALT has a global remit with a focus on Australia, the Western Pacific and South East Asian Regions. It is currently involved in projects in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China and India.
WHOCC SALT is also working with the WHO to develop a range of tools and resources to support countries to develop and implement salt reduction strategies.
WHO CC SALT is funded through a mix of short and longer term contracts and research grants including National Health and Medical Research Council project and partnership grants, a NHMRC program grant and the Victorian Health Foundation.
About The George Institute for Global Health
The George Institute for Global Health is improving the lives of millions of people worldwide through innovative health research. Working across a broad health landscape, the Institute conducts clinical, population and health system research aimed at changing health practice and policy worldwide. The Institute has a global network of medical and health experts working together to address the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Established in Australia and affiliated with The University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Institute today also has offices in China, India and the United Kingdom, and is also affiliated with Peking University Health Science Centre, the University of Hyderabad and the University of Oxford. The Institute has been ranked among the top 10 global institutes for impact for the last several years, and its research has resulted in changes to medical guidelines and ways of thinking about some of the most common medical treatments around the world.