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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Funding for WASSH to develop and implement salt reduction in Malaysia and Eastern Mediterranean

The World Action on Salt, Sugar & Health (WASSH) team based at the Wolfson Institute has received over £200k from Resolve to Save Lives to implement a salt reduction strategy in Malaysia, and to establish salt reduction targets in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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In Malaysia WASSH will implement the outcomes of their current project, which aims to develop a salt reduction strategy for the out of home sector. The team will also work with WASSH members in the Eastern Mediterranean to develop salt targets for products such as bread, cheese and processed meat, the main sources of salt in diets in the region. Plans are also underway to work with the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Office to develop a salt reduction toolkit specific to the region.

The WASSH group was set up at the Wolfson Institute in 2005 and has around 600 expert members in 100 countries. Their global impact remit is to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving gradual reductions in salt intake.