|Second Meeting of the Expert Group: Reviewing Advances and Planning a Second Phase|
The second meeting of The Expert Group -- Reviewing Advances and Planning a Second Phase -- took place in Washington, DC the 27-28th of October 2011. Two years prior, in September 2009, PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago launched the regional initiative - CVD Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction - by convening an Expert Group (EG) with a 24-month mandate. Now, as the EG has concluded its first phase of work and submits its final report, it turns to its collective expertise and experience toward developing a plan for a second phase of activity.
The objectives of the second meeting were to:
(1) take stock of the advances and challenges,
(2) discuss lessons learned and critical issues, and
(3) move forward through defining opportunities and plan to further advance dietary salt reduction in the Region for 2012-2014.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization