Healthy FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Creating Legacy for Sport and Health
Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ from 21 November to 18 December 2022. WHO and the State of Qatar have teamed up with FIFA on the Healthy 2022 World Cup project.
The project aims to ensure the tournament will be a healthy and safe event and that the measures implemented and lessons learned will support the delivery of healthy and safe mega sporting events in the future.
Providing options for people to lead healthy lives is at the heart of health promotion, including through physical activity, which is a priority of the Healthy FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ project.
The project will promote ways for people to be able to increase physical activity, raise awareness of the importance of physical activity, and show how it can support people’s health in other ways, from mental health to tobacco prevention.
The project aims to reach millions of people inside Qatar, and those travelling to the country for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, as well as to build a legacy after the tournament of promoting physical activity to people worldwide, including through the use of digital technology.
Consuming a healthy diet throughout our lives contributes greatly to promoting healthy lives. Promoting access to healthy food and healthy food environments is a priority of the Healthy FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ project.
A healthy diet can prevent all forms of malnutrition as well as diabetes, cancers and other noncommunicable diseases.
An objective of the project is to promote and protect healthy food and healthy food environments by focusing on healthy diets in and around sports stadia involved in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and hundreds of schools; and at community level, by developing, implementing, monitoring and enforcing comprehensive policy for healthy, safe and sustainable food.
Working to ensure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is a safe and secure event, and that the legacy of such measures continues after the tournament in support of other mega sports events, is a major focus of the Healthy FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ project.
WHO and the Qatar Ministry of Public Health are collaborating, with FIFA, to support actions to make the World Cup events safe through the prevention of health risks and hazards. As part of this, the project will address measures to protect athletes and youth.
Through the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and legacy events, the Healthy FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ project promotes actions to help people of all ages stay healthy and safe.
To do this, the project involves collaboration with sports audiences worldwide, spectators and participants at the Qatar tournament, and the many FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ partners committed to promoting and protecting public physical and mental health and wellbeing.
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2⃣ Healthy diet
3⃣ Tobacco control
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