MEN'S HEALTH WEEK
Monday 13th - Sunday 19th June 2022
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The theme chosen for Men's Health Week 2022 is
'MISSION: is POSSIBLE'. 
The message to everyone is 'The action starts with you'.
 

Why do we need to focus on men’s health issues and needs? Males constitute almost 50% of the population on the island of Ireland and, therefore, deserve to have a gender lens focused on their specific health needs. Research shows that these men experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health and die too young.

  • Local men die younger than women do.

  • Males have higher death rates than females for almost any of the leading causes of death and at all ages.

  • Poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases.

  • Late presentation to health services can lead to m problems becoming untreatable.

Indeed, while many of these conditions are preventable, their prevalence amongst men may, in fact, rise in the future. However, this is not a lost cause. Much can be/is being done to improve this situation.

Men’s Health Week (MHW) 2022 http://www.mhfi.org/

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