- BruHealth’s Billion Steps Together is a campaign that began with a walkathon at Taman Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, to encourage the nation to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
- Over 12,000 registrations received in 3 days for Billion Steps Together and BN on the Move, a health management plan in BruHealth which went live on Monday August 8th
- Besides tracking daily steps, BN on the Move allows users to add friends via QR code and links via various social media platforms to encourage and challenge each other.
- The campaign showcases the evolution of BruHealth’s function from pandemic management to health management
- Physical activity can lead to weight loss, improved glucose tolerance and lower blood pressure
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI- Media outreach – August 15, 2022 – The Ministry of Health (MOH), Brunei and EVYD Technology are pleased to launch their latest joint initiative yesterday – Billion Steps Together. The three-month campaign aims to inspire Bruneians and residents to collectively take at least one billion steps and be healthier together. This is the first of many joint health promotion activities planned by the Ministry of Health and EVYD Technology as the country moves towards Wawasan Brunei 2035, a national vision that includes promoting a mode of healthier life for its population which contributes to a high quality of life.
The campaign kicked off with the official launch of BN on the Move, a health promotion plan in the BruHealth app, during a 6km walkathon in Taman Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien yesterday morning. The launch was attended by Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs; Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office; Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health; Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy; Dato Seri Setia Hj Ahmaddin Hj Abd Rahman, Minister of Interior; Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Abdul Manaf Haji Metussin, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mohd Juanda Haji Abdul Rashid, Minister of Development; Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Minister of Education; Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha, Minister of Transport and Infocommunication; Dato Seri Setia Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohammad, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; MOH and EVYD Technology staff and members of the public as they walked 6km from Taman Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien to the waterfront and back, to contribute to the Billion Steps Together campaign.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, said: “With the launch of one of the health management features in the BruHealth app, the BN on the Move feature will hopefully encourage- the, the public to lead a healthier life by exercising or doing activities together. Activity trackers provide data that helps you become aware of your physical activity levels, reach a goal, and track your progress. Studies have shown that walking and physical activity can lead to weight loss, better glucose tolerance and lower blood pressure. As part of the Ministry of Health’s plans to further develop the BruHealth app to become a digital health application capable of personally tailoring health plans for each individual, the Ministry of Health and EVYD Technology have established plans to roll out BruHealth enhancements in phases to ensure the public can benefit from its use and to customize BruHealth for each person’s health management plans.
Mr. Chua Ming Jie, CEO of EVYD Technology, said, “EVYD Technology is delighted to partner with the Ministry of Health to launch Billion Steps Together, to enable Bruneians and residents to move and fitter and healthier together. This is part of our commitment to improving the health of people at national, community and individual levels, and builds on our work with the Ministry to optimize the health sector in Brunei.
“We are pleased to have supported the ministry in developing a COVID-19 pandemic management platform with BruHealth, and now partnering them to encompass population and individual health management with its evolution into an app. national health. Today’s launch of Billion Steps Together is just our latest joint initiative to improve the health of Bruneians. We look forward to launching other initiatives in the future to give them the best possible health outcomes.
Participants in the Billion Steps Together campaign can see their personal ranking among their friends and in the country from a leaderboard in the app. They can also view the number of steps contributed to the campaign in order to reach 1 billion steps. The nation’s progress towards 1 billion steps can also be viewed as a live update in the BruHealth app. Active participants who continuously follow in their footsteps and invite their friends to join the plan will be rewarded with prizes, which will be announced soon.
About EVYD Technology
EVYD Technology is an artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare big data company whose mission is to transform healthcare using data intelligence. Its solutions enable value-based healthcare that is safer, better and more accessible for global communities. It offers solutions for policy makers to improve public health surveillance, generate information for policy-making, and implement initiatives such as value-based healthcare and population health management. . It also offers solutions for the research community to improve the efficiency and quality of their research, from which the information generated could be exploited for the benefit of the wider ecosystem. The company’s flagship EVYDENCE operating platform aggregates raw data that resides in disparate information systems and converts it into computable, structured and standardized data so that it can be further processed to derive insights and insights. in-depth knowledge using natural language processing, machine learning and other AI technologies. EVYD Technology is a Brunei Investment Agency invested company.
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