Multi stakeholder Salt Summit 2017

Hidden salt is killing hundreds of thousands every year in India. About 33% of urban population and 25% of rural population in India have high blood pressure. This adds up to a whopping figure of over 200 million Indians who were estimated to suffer from high blood pressure in 2015.   

Unhealthy eating, including high salt consumption, is a major risk factor, contributing to premature deaths and disability due to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. According to a recent WHO estimate, unhealthy diet kills more number of people than smoking and tobacco put together.  

Countries around the world, including India, have committed to reducing dietary salt intake by 30% by 2025. This requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders so that strategies can be developed and action steps decided to reduce salt intake and improve health outcomes.

In pursuit of this goal, Arogya World and The George Institute for Global Health have come together to initiate a multi-stakeholder Salt Summit on February 9, 2017 at the India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.   

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