The main aims and objectives of the European Salt Action Network (ESAN) are to:
- establish, within the WHO European Region, a network of countries committed to reducing salt intake and building international action on salt reduction;
- provide opportunities for information exchange on the implementation of salt-reduction strategies, as well as on related activities and achievements;
- provide opportunities for information exchange on technological progress and developmental processes related to salt reduction; and
- develop guidance for Member States wishing to develop salt-reduction strategies and provide technical expertise on the different aspects of a salt-reduction strategy, such as setting salt targets, monitoring levels of salt intake and salt in products, and communicating with the public
Switzerland chairs this network since May 2013.