Addressing Men's Health and Masculinities in the Americas: A Public Health Imperative

Addressing Men's Health and Masculinities in the Americas: A Public Health Imperative
flyer

Addressing Men's Health and Masculinities in the Americas: A Public Health Imperative

Thursday 30 June at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST) |  Registration for event
This event will also be live streamed on PAHO's Youtube Channel.

Background:

Men’s health and masculinities in the Region of the Americas and the Caribbean has generated great interest due to the differences between the trends and trajectories of men's and women's health. These differences begin early and persist throughout the life course to advanced ages. In the Region, men bear an excess burden of disease and mortality caused by cancer, cardiovascular disease, road traffic accidents and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

This high-level webinar, jointly hosted by the Global Action on Men’s Health, the Center of Men’s Health Equity at Georgetown University, and PAHO will bring together policymakers, Member States, health professionals and other NGOs, researchers, and advocates to discuss the state of men’s health and gender equal masculinities in the Region and, more importantly, to begin the process of identifying and then implementing effective ways to improve men’s health outcomes. 

How to participate:

Thursday 30 June at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

Register: https://paho-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdOmprTMiGd0YSDySsizFgclaTbrFVwNm

Live streamhttps://www.youtube.com/c/PAHOTV/featured

There will be simultaneous translation in English and Spanish.

Check your timezone here

Agenda and more information:

Co-chairs:

Carolina Hommes, Advisor Healthy Life Course Integrated Approach. Family, Health promotion and Life Course, PAHO / WHO

Prof Derek Griffith, Vice Chair, Global Action on Men’s Health. Founder and Director of the Center for Men's Health Equity, Georgetown University.

Jessie Schutt-Aine, Chief, Equity, Gender, and Cultural Diversity (EGC), PAHO/WHO

Time

Activity

11:00    

Welcoming Remarks

Ms. Mary Lou Valdez, Deputy Director PAHO / WHO

Peter Baker, Director, Global Action on Men’s Health

11:10

Opening statement

Dr. Frank Anthony, Minister of Health of Guyana

11:15

Presentation: Men's Health and Masculinities in the Americas

Dr. Benno de Keijzer Fokker, Instituto de Salud Pública, Universidad Veracruzana, México

11:25

Presentation: Men's Health and Masculinities in the Caribbean

Dr. Sonja Caffe, Regional Advisor on Adolescent’s Health PAHO / WHO

11:35

Lessons learned:

WHO Europe

Isabel Yordi Aguirre, WHO Program manager, Gender and Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Ireland

Dr Noel Richardson, Director National Centre for Men's Health, Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland

11:55

Open discussion - Next Steps for the Region

Moderated by:

■ Prof Derek Griffith, GAMH, GU

■ Jessie Schutt-Aine, PAHO/WHO

12:25

Closing Remarks

Dr. Enrique Vega, Unit Chief, HealthyLife Course, PAHO/WHO


 

For more information on the Healthy Life Course, please visit the following: https://www.paho.org/en/topics/healthy-life-course

To receive the latest information and updates on this event and future events from the HL unit, subscribe to our newsletter.