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Addressing Men’s Health Essential For Improving Global Health Overall

Global Health NOW: Men: A New Global Health Challenge
Peter Baker, director of Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH)

“…The state of men’s health around the world has been overlooked by most national governments and international health organizations for far too long. Policymakers talk about gender mainstreaming but, in reality, this rarely includes men. … There is an increasing body of research showing that ‘gender sensitive’ and outreach health interventions aimed at men can improve outcomes. … Governments and other health organizations must now act to address the health and well-being needs of men and boys — alongside women and girls — in all relevant policies and practices. If better health for all is to be achieved, the problems facing men can no longer be left to hide in plain sight” (11/17).

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