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WHO funding for WASH research group to promote salt action in South East Asia

The World Action on Salt & Health (WASH) team, based at the Wolfson Institute, has received funding for the development of a salt reduction toolkit for the WHO South East Asia Region.

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The funding will enable the group to work with WHO SEARO to develop a salt reduction toolkit for the region, including step-by-step guidance on how to measure population salt intake, set salt targets, and engage with the food industry. The WASH 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 a gradual reduction in salt intake.