On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, join us in the webinar "It´s time for ACTION on salt", organized by PAHO as part of the activities to mark Salt Awareness Week 2019.

The program includes an overview of the activities planned for 2019 by the PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Through Population Wide Dietary Salt Reduction, as well as the presentation of the Network of Action on Strategies for Reducing Sodium Consumption and Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases in the Americas and the Caribbean. Finally, attendants will have the opportunity to learn about a new study on sodium levels in packaged foods in 14 countries.

Related documents

– Paper: Sodium Levels in Packaged Foods Sold in 14 Latin American and Caribbean Countries: a Food Label Analysis

– Concept note: Action Network on Strategies for Reducing Salt Consumption for the Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases in the Americas [ES] [POR]

  • DATE: Wednesday, 6 March 2019
  • TIME: 11.00 am -12.00 pm EST
    (Click on the preferred language and in the new window, select "Playback")

    –   English

    –   Spanish


Time Correspondence

  • 08:00 am - Los Angeles
  • 10:00 am - Mexico City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:00 pm - Bogotá, Lima, Quito, Kingston
  • 12:00 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
  • 1:00 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Stgo de Chile

For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link.

Salt Awareness Week 2019

Salt Awareness Week (4-10 March) is a global campaign to promote the implementation of evidence-based actions to reduce salt comsumption in the population, to protect cardiovascular health. "It´s time for ACTION on salt" is the theme for this year´s campaign, calling governments, food industry, civil society and individuals to implement the strategies to reduce salt intake. 

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