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 […]

Virgin Islands (British)

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Pan American Health Organization to support the continued scale up of HEARTS, the World Health Organization technical package for improving cardiovascular health.

Vietnam

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the George Institute and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator to support hypertension control and salt reduction initiatives.

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Pan American Health Organization to support the continued scale up of HEARTS, the World Health Organization technical package for improving cardiovascular health.

Uruguay

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Pan American Health Organization to support the continued scale up of HEARTS, the World Health Organization technical package for improving cardiovascular health.