MoBros in Tourism Media HQ

by , November 30, 2015 in Archive

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Tourism Media HQ has had an extra touch of old-world glamour over the last few weeks . Two of our team members took up the Movember challenge this month and I’m sure you’ll agree the results are sophisticated and very, very classy.

Digital Expert Matt Sawyer and Software Developer Steve Voykin have raised almost $300 for the Movember Foundation –  a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives.

Such a shame tomorrow is December…..we are going to miss those mos!

Here’s what Movember is all about:

Why men’s health?

The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, 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.

Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $685 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

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