Putting men and boys on the gender agenda
Men’s health is unnecessarily poor throughout the world. Globally, the gap between male and female life expectancy and healthy life expectancy has widened in the last 40 years.
Global public health organisations have not identified this as an issue or taken any significant steps to address the problem. Men are almost entirely absent from global public health policy.
Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) exists to address this inequality. GAMH will:
- 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 will act 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.