WHO launch new Global Hearts Initiative

The World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a new Global Hearts Initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes. This Initiative will help scale up efforts on CVD prevention and control by promoting both population-level interventions to reduce risk factors, including through tobacco control and salt reduction, and by strengthening CVD management in primary health care. 

As part of the Initiative, the SHAKE Technical Package for salt reduction has been developed by the WHO in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia, with input from a global network of salt reduction experts including CASH and WASH Chairman Prof Graham MacGregor. 

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