The EU’s tender for the first-ever European State of Men’s Health Report has been won by the Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University in England backed by the EMHF.
The project, which will be lead by EMHF board member Professor Alan White, pictured right, will provide the information and analysis needed for evidence-based development, implementation and evaluation of action on men’s health in the European Union, at both community level and within member states.
The report will cover the full range of topics related to men’s health inluding morbidity, lifestyle and social determinants, use of health services, cardio-vascular disease, cancer, accidents, injuries and violence, mental health, communicable diseases, dental health, sexual health and health issues with special groups of men.
Alan White said: ‘The project’s basic premise is that though there is a large amount of data collected that is sex disaggregated, an absence of a male specific analysis has meant that its implications have not been fully understood.
‘By bringing together in one report the key data on men’s health a more complete picture will emerge of both the threats and the challenges to men’s health as we move into the first quarter of the 21st Century. This information will help direct EU policy and act as a driver for member states to take a more proactive stance on managing the health of half their population.’
For the project, the Centre for Men’s Health have assembled an impressive team that reads like a Who’s Who of men’s health in Europe. The management team includes several members of the EMHF’s board, president Ian Banks and director Erick Savoye. Work begins in 2010.