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Expert meeting on population sodium reduction strategies for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region, 11-13 December 2012 (SEA-NCD-88, 2013)Hypertension accounts for an estimated 1.5 million deaths each year in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Reducing population salt intake is considered an important and cost-effective measure for improving population health outcomes throughout the world and is promoted by WHO as a “Best Buy” or a cost-effective intervention even in resource limited settings. In view of the above and to develop regional strategies for salt reduction and measure population salt intake in the Region, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia organized an Expert ...