To further promote a healthy lifestyle through movement and exercise, a new feature, BN on the Move was launched on the BruHealth app on August 14, 2022. BN on the Move is an initiative organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and EVYD Technology to secure one of the Brunei Vision 2035 goals of having a healthy population contributing to a high quality of life.
At the same time, the ministry also launched the One Billion Steps Together campaign, a challenge for the public to achieve one billion steps together. Participants are able to view their personal rankings among friends and within the country through a leaderboard on BruHealth.
The app logged in one billion steps in eight days, participated by over 43,000 people. This milestone was achieved in a much shorter time than the initial expectation of one month. Following the campaign’s success, the 20 Billion Steps Together challenge under the BN on the Move initiative was launched on October 1, 2022 for a duration of three months. Participants successfully reached their target on New Year’s Eve.
In light of the achievement, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, on behalf of MoH, expressed his congratulations to the spirit and commitment shown by the citizens and residents of Brunei who worked together to achieve the goal. The minister said the number of steps recorded at the closing of the challenge at midnight was at 20,128,540,942. Through the success, the minister hopes to see citizens and residents of the Sultanate maintain an active lifestyle to achieve optimal health.
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