Men’s health is unnecessarily poor throughout the world. Globally, male life expectancy is just 71 years and under 50 in Lesotho.
There are major inequalities within countries too. In England, the life expectancy gap for men between the wealthiest and poorest neighbourhoods is 22 years. Race is also a key factor: in the USA, Black males live eight years fewer than White males.
Global public health organisations have not identified men’s health as an issue or taken any significant steps to address the problems. Men are almost entirely absent from global public health policy. Read More