World Action on Salt & Health

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Mission and Aims


We work to help countries worldwide achieve a reduction in dietary salt intake from the current average of 10-15g per day to the World Health Organisation (WHO) maximum target of 5g per day.

This fall in salt intake and the resulting fall in blood pressure would lead to major reductions in incidents of, deaths from, and resulting disability of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including stroke, heart failure and heart attacks. 


  • Build a global network of experts with an interest in salt reduction
  • Provide resources and advice to the network to aid in the development, implementation and monitoring of population-level salt reduction strategies
  • Help aid the translation of the vast body of evidence from the scientific community about the dangers of excessive salt consumption into policy worldwide
  • Stimulate action on salt reduction from governments, the food industry, the media and the public 
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