Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 happens to be Olympic Day, and on this day, the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO) along with the United Nations propelled an association to empower people and communities globally to be #HEALTHYTogether.
The three partners and Olympic competitors will highlight the global coordinated effort expected to remain sound and decrease the spread and effect of COVID-19.
The Olympic athletes will help convey significant general health information, to motivate people to receive or proceed with practices that will reduce the pandemic and give information that advances physical and emotional well-being.
The partnership commenced on Tuesday 23rd June, 2020 with Olympians around the globe exhibiting different activities to remain sound during this time.
A World Health Organization study indicated that, numerous individuals who had extreme COVID-19 illness were at that point living with or in danger for noncommunicable maladies.
The outcomes underline the significance of keeping up a sound way of life including being genuinely dynamic, having a solid eating routine, and maintaining a strategic distance from tobacco and liquor.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, of WHO expressed:
“We are pleased to partner with the International Olympic Committee to spread important health messages that will save lives. Olympians will help us advocate for healthier populations to ensure that people are as resilient as our health systems must be to fight COVID-19,”.
In the course of recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected each edge of the globe and each part of individuals’ lives. The world is searching for worldwide establishments to cooperate and for pioneers to convey solid, tenable data from sources they trust. Olympic competitors or athletes are images of solidarity that can go about as confided in errand people for this information.
The IOC President Thomas Bach also included his voice saying,
“Sport can save lives. We have seen over the last few months just how important sport and physical activity are for health and well-being. And working together with the WHO and the United Nations we can take another step together. We will ask our Olympic athletes to help share the information and best practice that the world needs now.”
During this season of uncommon difficulties and change, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the continuous battle for racial and social equity, to the atmosphere emergency, there has never been a more prominent requirement for worldwide solidarity and expectation.
The Olympic movement and its athletes have consistently drawn out the best in humankind, and the United Nations is satisfied to work with the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization in approaching individuals wherever to join together and be #HEALTHYTogether.
The global partnership will act locally, through the voices of Olympic competitors – voices that represent determination, commitment and perseverance – characteristics all people need during this general wellbeing challenge.
WHO will work with the athletes to bring customized wellbeing messages to people who are surviving different phases of the pandemic through digital platforms.