Friday, May 13 2022

It’s time we took more responsibility for how our actions exacerbate human health and environmental problems! On World Health Day 2022, Viber is supporting the WHO to draw global attention to the urgent actions needed to keep people and the planet healthy through the “Our Planet, Our Health” campaign. . The new WHO Health for Life sticker pack released today on Viber Sticker Market focuses on sustainable living, self-care, water consumption, healthy eating habits and more. Download sticker packs here: Viber Sticker Market.

“As a leading messaging app, Viber is quite a powerful platform and I think it’s our duty to make that impact positive,” said Petya Kamburova, Senior Global Business Development Manager. “We wanted to help educate our users about the importance of environmental care and how it relates to our overall health and well-being, in an engaging and easy-to-understand way. Partnering with the WHO in time for World Health Day and offering our platform’s tools to reach millions of users was a natural move.”

“The climate crisis is a health crisis,” said Maria Neira, director of the public health and environment department of the World Health Organization. “Let’s reinvent a world where clean air, water and food are accessible to all. Where economies are focused on health and well-being. Where cities are livable and where people respect their health and that of their the planet.”

Around 24% of all deaths worldwide are related to the environment – ​​a healthier environment could prevent these deaths. The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder of the delicate relationship between people and our planet. Our political, social and business decisions are driving the climate and health crisis.

Pollution and plastics are found at the bottom of our deepest oceans, highest mountains and have made their way up our food chain. Ultra-processed and unhealthy food and drink production systems are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease while generating a third of greenhouse gas emissions.

Asthma, heart disease and lung disease are skyrocketing as more than 90% of people breathe unhealthy air from burning fossil fuels. A warming world sees mosquitoes spreading disease further and faster than ever before. Extreme weather events, land degradation and water scarcity displace people and affect their health.

By sharing knowledge and educating friends and family, we can make a real difference in human well-being and quality of life.

Take action and inspire others:

Walk or cycle to work at least one day a week. Choose public transport.

Change to a renewable energy supplier; do not heat your rooms above 21.5°C, turn off the light when you are not in the room.

Buy your fresh groceries from local producers and avoid highly processed foods and beverages.

Tobacco is a killer and a pollutant. Stop using tobacco.

Buy less plastic, use recyclable grocery bags.

About Rakuten Viber

Rakuten Viber connects people. It doesn’t matter who they are or where they come from. The global user base has access to a range of features such as one-to-one chats, video calls, group messaging, updates and chats with their favorite brands and celebrities. Viber guarantees our users a secure and free environment to share their emotions. Rakuten Viber is part of Rakuten Inc., a global leader in e-commerce and financial services. It is the official communication channel of FC Barcelona and the official instant messaging and calling app partner of the Golden State Warriors.

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