April 2007: Men and Long term conditions
May 2006: The second draft proposal of WHO's Europe National Counterparts for the development of the European Strategy on Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) published May 17. Download PDF here
Dec 2004: Interim findings from EMHF's European HIV-related Quality of Life Review study. Click for more.
Oct 2004: Background paper and call for action from October 2004's round-table meeting looking at gender and EU health policy organised by the EMHF with the the Centre of Health and Ethics in Society (CHES) and the European Institute for Women’s Health (EIWH). Click for more.
Jan 2004: Download the copy of the briefing paper Gender and Health: The case for gender-sensitive health policy and health care delivery written by Oonagh O’Brien and Dr Alan White for the First UK Gender and Health Summit 'Promoting Health Equality for Men and Women' in November 2003
A series of simple, to-the point two-page briefings on key areas of men's health in downloadable PDF format:
There is a growing understanding that achieving health for all depends as much on tackling the health problems faced by men as it does on those affecting women and children. Among many other activities, the European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF) aims to highlight the health inequalities that men face throughout Europe. This document outlines the problem.
Health and gender
Men’s health is in no way more or less important than the health of women or children, but it is different. Men have different health needs, are affected differently by various diseases and illnesses, and access services in different patterns and for different reasons. This document puts the issue in context.
An inclusive approach to male health
The European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF) believes that men should not always be treated as a homogenous group. Specific groups of men require specific health interventions. For example, tackling gay men’s sexual health issues require tactful approaches around interventions that would not appeal to most heterosexual men. And health initiatives that are successful with white men may not be as effective with males from black and ethnic minority
populations. This document explores the issue.