World Action on Salt and Health

Woman eating burgerWorld Action on Salt and Health (WASH) is a global group with the mission to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake. WASH was established in 2005.

WASH encourages multi-national food companies to reduce salt in their products and works with governments in different countries to highlight the need for population salt reduction strategies.

The overall aim is to bring about a reduction in salt intake throughout the world by reducing the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added to cooking, and at the table.

So far WASH has 338 members from over 83 countries and the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many members are experts in hypertension, while some have other interests and expertise. All have an interest in reducing salt intake in their individual countries.

AWASH is the Australian Division of WASH.