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Measures to Promote Health in the World Cup 2022

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 12 April 2022
Measures to Promote Health in the World Cup 2022
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The relevant senior officials in the State of Qatar, the World Health Organization, and FIFA have agreed on a set of measures that will be implemented in this year's FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to protect and encourage health; And benefit from the lessons learned from the first World Cup in the Middle East and the Arab world and participate in future sports events.

This comes as part of the global partnership for health promotion, where the leaders of the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health, FIFA, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar came together in the first meeting of the Steering Committee for the "Healthy World Cup 2022 - Creating a Legacy for Sport and Health".

The State of Qatar, FIFA, and the World Health Organization cooperate to ensure that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a healthy and safe event by implementing the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and even providing a menu of healthy food options, using the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament as a platform to promote healthy lifestyles, The tournament will inspire millions around the world to play more football and be more active, including a global campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of physical activity.

Qatar has also signed a 3-year partnership with the World Health Organization to improve access to health care and promote healthy lifestyles across the country, laying out a blueprint for protecting and promoting health in future crowd gatherings: the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 represents a unique opportunity to develop a new approach to organizing Massive sporting events that take into account lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and promote sport and health as a pathway to recovery.

Measures to Promote Health in the World Cup 2022

In this context, Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health of the State of Qatar and Chair of the Steering Committee meeting said: “We are proud that Qatar will be the first country in the Middle East to host the FIFA World Cup. Our overarching goal is not only to achieve a successful sporting event, but also to show how football and sport, in general, can be catalysts for better health for all people, which is why we work closely with the World Health Organization, FIFA, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.”

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said: “WHO is committed to working with Qatar and FIFA to harness the global power of football to help people live healthier lives, and this partnership will help make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 a role model for events. healthy sports.

Measures to Promote Health in the World Cup 2022

FIFA President Gianni Infantino also praised the first-of-its-kind agreement, saying: “It is important that the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East be the healthiest ever. We are here today to unite our efforts through this partnership.to promote health in a different way by using the power and influence of football to deliver specific messages, we have worked together on many awareness campaigns, and there is now no better platform than the FIFA World Cup to spread the message of 'Health for All'.