World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Population Salt Reduction (WHO CC SALT)
The World Health Organization recognises salt reduction as a cost-effective intervention for reducing the burden of ill-health around the world. Member States at the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on NCDs agreed a global target of a 30% reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium by 2025.
The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Population Salt Reduction (WHO CC SALT) was established in March 2013 to support Member States to meet the new targets and has now been re-designated until 2020. The terms of reference of WHO CC SALT include:
- Provide expert advice to WHO on development of tools for population salt reduction strategies;
- Undertake research and build research capacity in all aspects of salt reduction;
- Support and increase the capacity of WHO and Member States in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of salt reduction strategies;
- Support and increase the capacity of WHO and Member States in the development of effective mechanisms for engaging the food industry on food reformulation and monitoring changes in the food supply.