Join the movement for men's health.
For 30 days, champion the moustache and raise funds for men's health. "By 2030 we'll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Help us stop men dying too young. Join the movement," is the message from Movember foundation.
And what can you do: grow your mo, take the move challenge or host an event. Their strategy is all about going where men need them most. "We know what works for men. We're transforming the way research into men's health is done, and the way health services reach and support men. We don't take government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works," they expalined.
Moreover, suicide affects men more than women: three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That's one every minute.
The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030. Yet this gender-based inequality in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers. This is exactly why the Movember Foundation focuses on men's health.
From humble beginnings back in 2003 the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million men. Will you join?