PAHO/WHO Technical advisory group on reducing dietary salt/sodium to prevent cardiovascular disease population-wide: Final report for the period 2012-15, February 2016

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This report marks the completion of the work of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that led Phase 2 of the WHO/PAHO initiative for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Population-wide Dietary Salt Reduction (2012-2015).

It begins with the TAG’s recommendations directed to Member States, the private sector, civil society, a PAHO secretariat and a new group of advisors anticipated for the next phase.

The report then summarizes the achievements and advances made during Phase 2 and the progress made by specific countries as reported by them to the PAHO secretariat.

It concludes with the TAG’s analysis of momentum and opportunities that add impetus to going forward.