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Why Men's Health?
It’s Movember time once more, and we’ve decided to take this month to highlight the Movember Foundation’s effort.
Of course here at My Moustache Cup believe a moustache is for more than just 30 days, but this campaign does wonders for men’s health and also gives men the chance to see what their spiffing upper lip display looks like! (Perhaps they’ll grow fond of it and continue well into the new year…)
For 30 days your moustache turns you into a walking, talking billboard for men's health. ~ The Movember Foundation
So lets talk about The Movember Foundation and why they’ve chosen Men’s Health as their focus.
“Simply put, the state of men’s health is in a crisis. Men are dying too young.
Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.
Moreover, poor mental health 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. This is why Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the globe become a united voice every Movember, bringing vital funding and attention to the hidden men’s health crisis.
This is not just an issue for men. In order to tackle the problem and work towards a world where future generations of men are not faced with the same issues as today, we need to take action at both an individual and community level. This means engaging men and women, businesses, sporting groups, community organisations, governments, health policy makers and healthcare providers in the efforts to reduce the current gender inequality in health outcomes.”
A jolly good cause who raise money for Prostate Cancer (like ourselves), Testicular Cancer, as well campaigns focused on mental health and physical activity, however these campaigns work best when people start talking about them.
If you’d like to find out more we strongly suggest you visit the awesome website of The Movember Foundation.