In June, Libin member Dr. Norm Campbell was appointed Chair of the newly formed PAHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on cardiovascular disease prevention through dietary salt reduction. Previously, he was chair of the first phase at the regional office of the PAHO expert group, a post which ended last fall. The group is tasked with developing recommendations for policies and actions to lower salt consumption in the Western Hemisphere, in an effort to prevent deaths and illness from hypertension, heart and kidney failure and stroke.It is a two-year long appointment.
The Technical Advisory Group advises the Director of PAHO/WHO on the implementation of the regional initiative on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Control policies and interventions. To get more background on this group, visit paho.org.