World Action On Salt and Health (WASH) was established in 2005 and is a global group with the mission to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake. WASH works to encourage multi-national food companies to reduce salt in their products and with Governments in different countries highlighting the need for a population wide salt reduction strategy.
The overall aim is to bring about a reduction in salt intake throughout the world to the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended maximum intake of 5g per day by reducing the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added during cooking, and at the table.
WASH has the support of 597 members from 100 countries. Members are mainly experts in hypertension, cardiovascular disease or kidney disease, but also work in public health and nutrition. All are actively involved, or have a strong interest, in reducing salt intake in their individual countries to meet the WHO guideline intake of 5g/day.
WASH share information and research on salt reduction with members, advise members on developing and implementing salt reduction programmes and carry out international product surveys through our members.
Become a WASH member
By becoming a WASH member, you will be kept up to date with our activities and we can help you initiate or reinvigorate salt reduction campaigns in your country. We ask that you let us know of any salt reduction activities currently taking place within your country, and that you also help support our annual World Salt Awareness Week campaign (full details will be given on the ways in which you can support the week).
If you would like to become a member of WASH, please complete the form below with your full details including your name and title, your job title and organisation, and contact details. Your submission will be assessed by the WASH team and you will be informed directly of a successful application.
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NB: If your application is successful, you will be sent a confirmation email via Mail Chimp.
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World Action on Salt and Health