Following the recommendations of expert and country consultation of January 2009 to form a task force for the reduction of dietary salt consumption, PAHO convened a group of scientific and technical experts to start the process of strengthening capacity in the Region to implement population-wide salt reduction policies. Below you will find all the information currently available on the Expert Group, including their meetings and summits, fact sheets produced by the Group, publications and reports.
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Fact Sheets and Publications of books, guidelines, and other media material
Every year World Heart Day is celebrated on 27 September. The slogan for 2009 is "Work with Heart." This is PAHO's official bilingual poster for the event.
TRANS FAT FREE AMERICAS Declaration of Rio de Janeiro. We, the undersigned public health authorities, representatives of the food industry and cooking oil companies, convened by the Pan American Health Organization in the city of Rio de Janeiro 8 – 9 June 2008, and adherents to the present declaration,
Prevention of cardiovascular disease:guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk
WHO Publication: Guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. The publication provides guidance on reducing disability and premature deaths form coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease in people at high risk, who have not yet experienced a cardiovascular event.