Men’s Health Week takes place around father’s day (second week of June) in many countries worldwide. The event aims to increase awareness of general male health issues and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions and organisations to provide better care for health issues affecting men.
The EMHF’s IMHW 2008 features the publication of our report Lung Cancer in the Workplace on 12 June, prepared in partnership with several European organisations of health professionals, patients and specialists in occupational health, the report will present the benefits of workplace interventions for the early detection of lung cancer.
At the national level many countries are involved with England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark and Slovakia all organising around the theme of men and the workplace. Other countries we know are planning activities include Austria, Finland, France and Germany.
Men’s Health Week has grown in size and impact in Europe, firmly establishing itself as a key part of the health improvement calendar in a rising number of countries. Each year the week focuses on a different theme relevant to men’s health. In England for example, previous weeks have looked at male health in general (2002), men and sexual health (2003), men and cancer (2004), men and obesity (2005), men and mental wellbeing (2006) and men and long-term conditions (2007).
Depending on the country, highlights of the week include:
- Local men’s health events, thousands take place each year.
- Parliamentary activities
- Partnership events with stakeholders.
Watch this space for more information.