MEN'S HEALTH WEEK
Monday 13th - Sunday 19th June 2022
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/