Salt reduction event at 77th World Health Assembly

At this year’s 77th World Health Assembly, Resolve to Save Lives and NCD Alliance cohosted an in-person side event, as part of our collaboration with WHO, about the importance of focusing on salt reduction within comprehensive food policies. Representatives from Cameroon, Singapore, Thailand and Colombia shared how their countries have prioritized policies that reduce salt […]

Introducing Resolve to Save Lives India

Resolve to Save Lives is now registered in India allowing for more efficient program support. Located in New Delhi, the India office looks forward to continued progress in hypertension management, trans fat elimination and sodium reduction.

WHO’s 2nd Edition Sodium Benchmark’s report

Just ahead of salt awareness week, WHO released its second edition of the global sodium benchmarks, “Global sodium benchmarks for different food categories“, detailing efforts to reduce global sodium intake by 30% by 2025. The report release was supported by a webinar that highlighted lessons learned from the first report, current progress on global salt […]

Salt reduction progress and lessons learned from Thailand

Sodium reduction is not only life-saving, it also saves costs. In a new article for The Lancet Regional Health – Southeast Asia, we join the Thai Low Salt Network and others to detail recent accomplishments and lessons learned advocating for the nationwide reduction of salt intake throughout Thailand.

Salt substitutes can help treat high blood pressure

In a new article published in the American Heart Association’s scientific journal Hypertension, we joined international experts in the call to include salt substitutes in the treatment for high blood pressure. Salt substitutes reduce risk for heart attack and stroke while also adding much-needed potassium to the diet.

Healthier meals in schools throughout Karnataka, India

Healthier school meals in Karnataka India

In partnership with Resolve to Save Lives, Vision for Social Development piloted a program in Karnataka, India in November 2021 that successfully reduced the amount of salt added to school meals provided under the PM POSHAN Scheme (previously ‘Mid-day Meal’ Scheme ). The successful program will now be expanded statewide, giving children across Karnataka access […]

Protecting children from excess salt in Nepal

Preparing food at a school in Nepal

More children in Nepal will soon have access to healthy foods with the commitment of three municipalities in the Kathmandu region—Tokha, Thimi, and Kageshwori—to pass nutrition standards, including limits on sodium content, in schools and public facilities. This work, supported by Resolve to Save Lives, builds on progress in the Budhanilkantha municipality, which adopted a […]

Sodium reduction policies could save 7 million lives by 2030 

WHO Sodium Report

The World Health Organization’s first-ever Global Report on Sodium Intake Reduction shows that the world is off-track on its target of reducing global sodium intake by 30% by 2025. Developed with support from RTSL’s nutrition team, the report includes strategies and case studies to help countries make concrete progress on sodium reduction.  Read the full […]