Global Action on Men's Health

Global Action on Men's Health

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  • Campaigning
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Men

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GAMH’s mission is to create a world where all men and boys have the opportunity to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing wherever they live and whatever their backgrounds.

Far too many men and boys suffer from health and wellbeing problems that can be prevented. Globally, male life expectancy at birth is just 70 years but poor male health is not recognised or tackled by global health organisations or most national governments.

GAMH wants to see:

  • Global health organisations and national governments address the health and wellbeing needs of men and boys in all relevant policies
  • Men and boys encouraged and supported to take better care of their own health as well as the health of their partners and children
  • Health practitioners take greater account of the specific needs of men and boys in service delivery, health promotion and clinical practice
  • Other agencies and organisations, such as schools and workplaces, helped to be more aware of their significant impact on the health of men and boys
  • Sustained multi-disciplinary research into the health of men and boys
  • An approach to health that fully recognises the needs of both sexes in policy, practice and funding and which promotes greater gender equality.

GAMH opposes any activity on men’s health that might adversely affect women’s health, for example by reallocating funding.


GAMH works to:

  • Encourage the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international agencies involved in public health to develop research, policies and strategies on men’s health
  • Urge individual states and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement measures to tackle men’s health problems
  • Provide guidance on how to take effective action on men’s health
  • Bring together men’s health organisations, and others which share their objectives, in a new global network.

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