Road injury in children is a major global issue. By 2030 road traffic injuries will be the fifth leading cause of childhood death worldwide, and the seventh leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years lost. Worldwide road traffic injuries account for 23% all child deaths due to injury and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries.
Focusing on improving community health care in China through affordable, sustainable mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Beijing based China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) is now collaborating with China’s Center for Disease Control (China CDC) on a new approach to enable Chinese consumers to make healthier food choices.
A study carried out in urban Beijing and nearby rural areas showed that adult residents’ average daily salt intake was as high as 15.2 grams. The study demonstrated that 39.5% of salt intake came from eating out, and 90% of the whole intake was from cooking salt. The study result was published in the medical journal Nutrients recently and is available on line with open access.
New evidence showed that children can be educated and play a key role to get their whole family to reduce salt intake and can therefore prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The result has today been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).