Policy - National Policy and Strategic Plan of Action on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Published by:
Federal Ministry of Health
Published year:
May 2013
Type of policy:
NCD policy, strategy or plan with healthy diet components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 
Objective 3: To modify risk factors for hypertension.
  • Encouraging reduction in salt intake with a view to achieving 30% relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium (WHO recommendation is less than 5g of salt or 2g of sodium per person per day).
  • Encouraging reduction in the prevalence of raised total cholesterol with a view to achieving ≥20% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised total cholesterol in the next 5 years (total normal blood cholesterol is <5mmol/l).
  • Encouraging weight reduction measures: Halt the rise in obesity population to ≥25% of the obese population in the next 5 years.


Further notes: 

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Revision log

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 15:35engesveenkEdited by engesveenk.published
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Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:51faniandEdited by faniand. udpated June 5thdraft
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:50faniandEdited by faniand. updated indicators / goals draft
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:00faniandCreated by faniand.draft