Skip to content

Members: Omar Dary (leader), Rubén Grajeda, Mary L'Abbé, Marcelo Tavella, Ana Beatriz Vasconcellos


The Salt Fortification team is a working subgroup of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular disease prevention through dietary salt reduction that serves as the primary source for evidence-based policies. The subgroup was established during the launch of the Initiative on 9-12 September 2009, at the PAHO HQ, Washington, D.C.

The following 6- and 10- months markers were set by the group:

At 6 Months:

        • Contact and coordinate with UNICEF about iodine fortification programs

At 10 Months:

        • Prepare options regarding salt fortification for the WHO conference on fortification


Meeting on March 31, 2011: Improving Public Health through Optimal Intake of Iodine and Sodium


Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2011 06:50



Has the latest published material by the sub group:

·         protocol for population level sodium determination on 24 hour urine collection,

·         position on methods and statistical consideration

Go to download page.

Databases and targets

Has links to databases that include sodium/salt content of food products to assist countries to engage in negotiations with the respective food industries and facilitate (where possible) food product comparison. Read more…

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

© Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.