Putting Men & Boys on the Gender Agenda

Men’s health is unnecessarily poor throughout the world. Globally, male life expectancy is just 71 years and under 50 in Lesotho.

There are major inequalities within countries too. In England, the life expectancy gap for men between the wealthiest and poorest neighbourhoods is 22 years. Race is also a key factor: in the USA, Black males live eight years fewer than White males.

Global public health organisations have not identified men’s health as an issue or taken any significant steps to address the problems. Men are almost entirely absent from global public health policy.

Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) exists to address this inequality. GAMH is working to:

  • Encourage the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international agencies involved in public health to develop research, policies and strategies on men’s health
  • Urge individual states and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement measures to tackle men’s health problems
  • Provide guidance on how to take effective action on men’s health
  • Focus primarily on public health and the social determinants of health

GAMH acts as a focal point for a new network of men’s health and other organisations around the world that support its aims and objectives.

GAMH is supported by an increasing number of men’s health organisations around the world and welcomes the involvement of others who support its goals.

GAMH fully supports initiatives to improve women’s health and does not believe that resources currently allocated to women’s health should be transferred to men’s health.

View our latest Annual Report.

Our monthly eBulletin is out. Catch up with the latest news in the May issue and sign up for future editions. https://mailchi.mp/037e3db51b73/gamh-ebulletin-may24

Controversies in Men's Health will look at how men’s health needs are being met by HCPs, covering topics from mental health to the latest technologies for early diagnosis and what can be improved.

Thursday 23 May online.

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In sub-Saharan African countries where homosexuality is legal, gay and bisexual men were twice as likely to have ever tested for HIV compared to countries where it’s illegal, according to a BMJ study

In men with obesity, a 12-month intervention consisting of text messaging with financial incentives resulted in modest but statistically significant weight loss compared with control. https://ja.ma/3V0KkPW #ECO2024

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