Posted on 5 April 2019
A radically new approach is needed to tackle the serious health problems facing men around the world, says Global Action on Men’s Health in a new report, Who Self-Cares Wins: A global perspective on men and self-care. The report has been published for World Health Day (7 April). CLICK HERE
The report busts the myth that men are invariably self-destructive when it comes to their health – globally, most men do enough physical activity to benefit their health and do not smoke or drink alcohol – but very clearly shows that men’s health is nevertheless unnecessarily poor. Average global life expectancy for men lags behind women’s by four years (70 v 74 years) and there is not a single country where men live longer than women.
The report uses ISF’s Seven Pillars of Self-Care as a framework for considering men’s health practices, and ISF President David Webber contributed the Foreword.