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Viber joins hands with Ministry of Health to combat Dengue

Helping Sri Lanka control and fight against the dreaded Dengue disease, Viber recently launched a novel awareness sticker pack.

The Viber Dengue sticker pack is launched in collaboration with Sirasa FM, the country’s leading radio station and the Ministry of Health to help spread this important message among as part of a national effort to combat the disease.

The main aim of the sticker pack is to spread awareness and educate Viber users in adopting key preventive measures to combat the spread of Dengue. The stickers are an engagingillustrativeway of reminding the community on the importance of protecting themselves from the Dengue mosquito.  Viber users can download the stickers via http://stickers.viber.com/pages/vsrdengue

“We firmly believe the Viber Sticker Pack on Dengue will be successful in creating mass awareness and community mobilisation towards educating the people in preventive measures and helping prevent the spread of Dengue in Sri Lanka,” said Anubhav Nayyar, Head of Viber Asia.

Viber Stickers are used in Viber conversations to express an emotion, a reaction or a statement instead of simple text messages. With Viber users in Sri Lanka reaching over nine million and approximately 70 million stickers being exchanged monthly in the country, the app is an ideal platform to conduct such an important national awareness programme.

“Community participation in Dengue control is vital and public support imperative to help eradicate the disease. We aim to intensify our fight against Dengue and the launch of the awareness campaign with Viber through their popular sticker pack will contribute towards protecting our communities against this disease,” noted Dr. Hasitha Tissera, Director, Dengue Control Unit, Government Epidemiology Department.

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