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WHO Global Action Plan


Expert Reference Group for European NCD Action Plan

UN City, Copenhagen, 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2015

Scope: to support the WHO European Regional Office in preparation of the draft European NCD Action Plan, and to ensure that the Action Plan is based on best available evidence.

Purpose: to advise the Regional Office on key trends and issues for NCDs, their risk factors and determinants in the WHO European Region, and to put forward strategic options for consideration for NCD prevention and control during the next decade.

Participants:

Dr S Asma (Atlanta, USA) Prof T Laatikainen (Helsinki, Finland) Prof P Puska (Helsinki, Finland)
Prof R Balicer (Tel Aviv, Israel) Prof D Leon (London, UK) Ms B Sinclair (London, UK)
Prof S Boytsov (Moscow, Russian Federation) Dr S Løgstrup (Brussels, Belgium) Prof E Vartiainen (Helsinki, Finland)
Prof FP Cappuccio (Coventry, UK) Prof M McKee (London, UK) Prof J Vestbo (Manchester, UK)
Dr F Cardoso (Lisbon, Portugal) Prof J-M Oppert (Paris, France) Prof K Wahlbeck (Helsinki, Finland)
Dr D Cavan (Brussels, Belgium) Prof PE Petersen (Copenhagen, Denmark) Dr K Wickramasinghe (Oxford, UK)
Ms C Cohen (Tel Aviv, Israel) Mr B Pettersson (Stockholm, Sweden) Prof AD Woolf (Truro, UK)
Dr J Flanighan (Rockville, USA) Prof W Philipp (Luxembourg) Dr O Rotar (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)
Dr A Korotkova (Moscow, Russian Federation) Dr M Pðtschke-Langer (Heidelberg, Germany) Dr Y Zhernakova (Moscow, Russian Federation)




 



 

3. Salt reduction and Iodine fortification Strategies in Public Health.

Sydney, Australia, 25-27 March 2013

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Please read the full report here.

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2. Strategies to monitor and evaluate population sodium consumption

and sources of sodium in the diet.

Calgary, Canada, 19-20 October 2010

In October 2010, the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada jointly convened a technical meeting in Calgary on: "Strategies to monitor and evaluate population sodium consumption and sources of sodium in the diet." The meeting provided and opportunity for detailed discussions on monitoring sodium intake levels at population level, assessment of dietary sources of sodium, and knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards sodium and health.

This report is a summary of the evidence and experiences presented during the technical meeting, as well as the discussions of the working group sessions and conclusions reached by the participants.

Please read the full report here.

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1. Creating an enabling environment for population-based

salt reduction strategies.

London, UK, 30 June - 2 July 2010

In July 2010, the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency jointly convened a technical meeting in London on: "Creating an Enabling Environment for Population-based Salt Reduction Strategies." The meeting provided an opportunity for detailed discussion on interventions for consumer education and reformulation of industrially produced foods to enable consumers to make appropriate choices to reduce the total sodium content of their diet.

This report is a summary of the evidence and experiences presented during the technical meeting, as well as the discussions of the working group sessions and conclusions reached by the participants.

Please read the full report here.

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WHO GLOBAL STATEGY ON DIET, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

2008-2013 ACTION PLAN FOR THE GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

As part of the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and the 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO will convene three multistakeholder information exchange forums and technical meetings focusing on three aspects of population sodium reduction strategies:

  1. Creating environments which enable the reduction of sodium intake. Building on existing experiences, which will focus on interventions for consumer education and reformulation of industrially produced foods to enable consumers to make appropriate choices to reduce the total sodium content of their diet.
  2. Evaluating and monitoring population sodium consumption and sources of sodium in the diet. This will focus on identifying the appropriate tools and protocols that are effective to monitor and evaluate population sodium consumption and sources of sodium in the diet.
  3. The role of fortified salt in iodine deficiency prevention. This will focus on analysing how the two strategies (salt reduction and iodine fortification) can efficiently and effectively work together for the benefit of populations affected.

It is expected that the outcomes of these meetings will constitute a useful resource for Member States and other stakeholders, when planning and implementing interventions aiming at reducing population-wide sodium intake.

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