International Men’s Health Week 2023
Today is the start of International Men’s Health Week, running until the 18th. The goal is to increase awareness of men’s health which can prevent health problems, encourage the development of health policies and support a healthier lifestyle. In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of the 65. Together we can all change that.
International Men’s Health Week and the UK
Each year, each country that participates in International Men’s Health Week has a theme. The theme for International Men’s Health Week 2023 in the UK is Men’s Health and the Internet – examining the benefits of being able to access health services and information on your phone but also examine the downsides. The forum also examines the dopamine that our phone apps give and what dangers can be. You can explore more at the Men Health’s Forum UK There is also a registration for upcoming events for the week.
Men’s Health Week was created by the U.S congress in 1994 to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of illnesses. It was sponsored by former Senator Bob Dole and former Congressman Bill Richardson. It wasn’t until 2002 that it became internationally recognised when six representatives from men health’s organisations met in Vienna, Austria.
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