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Joining hands to produce a healthy nation

James Kon

The Ministry of Health (MoH) through the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) held a contract signing ceremony with 10 shortlisted fitness vendors to participate in the Workplace and Health (WAH) Programme, a private public partnership (PPP) joint venture programme between the ministry and Gleneagles JPMC Sdn Bhd for its third series, year 2021/2022.

The programme will be conducted for civil servants from all ministries. During the second phase of 2020/2021, over 200 workout sessions were conducted by the fitness studios.

The WAH Programme includes several components – physical health screening, especially for blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) monitoring; WAH website with online courses on health topics as well as group workout sessions conducted by fitness studios.

Head of HPC Dr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Kassim signed the contract agreement on behalf of the MoH in the presence of HPC Head of Management Haji Zakaria bin Haji Kamis.

Representatives from each fitness vendor inked on the dotted line. Aman Optimum Fitness Centre will conduct WAH exercise session for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Swet House (‘Majestic Fitness’) for the Ministry of Finance and Economy and Primal Performance Centre for the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Studio96 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HSN Health and Fitness for the Ministry of Education, The Boss Gym for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Victorious Health and Fitness Centre for the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Fitness Rebel for the Ministry of Development, Fitness Zone for the Ministry of Health, Studio Eleve for the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and Energy Department, PMO.

The programme aims to develop a health-conscious mindset and active lifestyle among civil servants while contributing to reduce non-communicable diseases in the Sultanate.

It also aims to realise MoH’s Vision of ‘Together Towards a Healthy Nation’ and Brunei Vision 2035’s second goal of high quality of life.

Head of the Health Promotion Centre Dr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Kassim with The Boss Gym representatives. PHOTO: JAMES KON