Cardiovascular Diseases Events

La reunión técnica titulada "Establecimiento de metas y plazos para reducir el contenido de sal en los alimentos" liderada por el Grupo Técnico Asesor (TAG) de la OPS/OMS sobre prevención poblacional de salud cardiovascular mediante reducción de la sal, subgrupo de trabajo con la industria, tuvo lugar en México los días 9 y 10 de diciembre del 2013. Participaron trece países: Argentina, Barbados, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Perú, Trinidad y Tobago, República Dominicana y Uruguay. Esta reunión fue una excelente oportunidad para discutir avances en las iniciativas de los países y establecer metas progresivas para los grupos de alimentos.

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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 World Economic Forum on Latin America brought together representatives of public health authorities, the commercial food industry and civil society for a private session on Creating Healthier Environments and Lifestyles. The meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 27 April 2011. The collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Economic Forum aims, among other things, to catalyze advances in two specific areas: healthy workplaces, as a common denominator for all employers across industries, geographies and sectors; and sodium/salt reduction in processed foods, requiring collaboration between governments, regulatory agencies, civil society and private sector companies engaged in food processing.

The Technical Meeting for Creating an Enabling Environment for Population-based Salt Reduction Strategies, was held in London during July 2010.

This technical meeting was the first of a series of three meetings ogranized by WHO with the overall long term objective of producing a toolkit for Member States with practicalapproaches for effective population-based salt reduction strategies.