GAMH Annual Reports

GAMH’s Annual Report 2020-21 published

GAMH’s Annual Report for 2020-21 has been published. It describes our main activities and provides a detailed financial report.

The period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 was dominated by the global pandemic and by the need for GAMH to address the clear problem of men’s greater vulnerability to serious disease and death. GAMH’s response included a call to action by international and national policymakers, active participation in the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group, and co-authorship of several papers highlighting the issues for men. During the year, we published our two From the Margins to the Mainstream reports, which looked at policy responses to men’s health, and held webinars to discuss and disseminate the findings. During the year, the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health became our official journal. We also took action to improve our governance, including by improving the Board’s diversity, strengthening our financial systems, and recruiting more members.

GAMH’s Board believes that, despite limited financial resources and staff capacity, significant progress was made throughout the year towards the achievement of our objectives. However, the sheer scale of the pandemic’s impact, and its implications for almost every aspect of men’s health, highlights the need to increase our capacity so we can not only provide greater support for our members’ work but also achieve our goals to improve global and national policy response to men’s health and, ultimately of course, men’s health and wellbeing outcomes.

24 January 2022

GAMH’s Annual Report 2019-20

GAMH has published its first Annual Report since becoming a charity in May 2019. The report covers the period from May 2019 to March 2020 and includes a description of activities as well as a detailed financial summary.

GAMH’s trustees stated that, despite very limited financial resources and staff capacity, significant progress was made towards the achievement of GAMH’s objectives. Organisational governance was strengthened, membership increased and the membership scheme was improved, communications with members and with external stakeholders was enhanced and GAMH’s profile was boosted by the Engendering Men’s Health conference in particular. The year ended with the production of a major report, From the Margins to the Mainstream, well underway and with the organisation well positioned to respond to the threat of COVID-19. The charity was able to carry forward funds totalling GBP 14,367.00 into 2020/21.

29 November 2020

GAMH’s Annual Report 2018

Writing in GAMH’s Annual Report 2018, Chair Anthony Brown  says:

This has been a year of consultation and planning for Global Action on Men’s Health.

2019 will see us complete the necessary work to incorporate the organisation. This will increase our ability to promote the importance of men’s and boys’ health with international and national policymakers. We still want to see more nations introduce men’s health policies that acknowledge the positive roles men and boys can and do play in improving their own health, the health of their families and communities, as well as defining action to ensure that men and women enjoy the same health outcomes and access to health care.

GAMH exists and works as a global partnership. I would like to thank everyone involved, not least the Executive Committee for their hard work, especially Wendy Poage our Vice Chair and Martin Tod our Treasurer. The person who keeps us all together is Peter Baker, our amazing Director. For an organisation of such modest means we have achieved a lot, thanks mostly to Peter’s hard work and dedication.

And finally, thanks to all of our members. It is your work with men and boys that continues to inspire us.

The previous year’s Annual Report is still available.

8 February 2019