About us

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 585 members from 95 countries. Members are mainly experts in hypertension, but some have other roles as well – however all have an interest in reducing salt intake in their individual countries.

To view all WASH members, please click here.

Become a WASH member

By becoming a WASH member, you will be kept up to date with our activities. We ask that you let us know of any salt reduction activities 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 join please complete the form below with your full details including your name and title, your job title and organisation, and contact details. You will be informed directly of a successful application.

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World Action on Salt and Health