In efforts to spread awareness of good health practices for the male population, the Ministry of Health Men’s Health Unit today hosted a Men’s Health Health Fair in observance of International Men’s Health Week 2022.
The event held at the Ministry of Health Brickdam Tarmac also facilitated the launch of the Healthy Men at Work Initiative. This programme aims to capture men and boys in areas surrounding the health facilities across all Regions; delivering health care services to them if they are unable to visit the health centres.
Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony during his feature address highlighted that the main issue among the male population is that they rarely visit the health centres for medical checks. He stated that men are often diagnosed with chronic non-comminicable diseases which includes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease among others.
Minister Anthony explained that with changed behavioural patterns and attitudes men can work towards developing healthier lifestyle choices for a brighter future.
“There are many diseases that we can prevent but we have to get people to start thinking differently. We can change the out come of diseases by embracing a healthy lifestyle and taking the precautions to live longer”, Minister said.
In addition, Dr Anthony urged the men who were present at today’s event to take control of their lives by making conscious decisions to live healthier.
Meanwhile, today’s event was geared at educating and empowering men. Those present were also able to benefit from on-the-spot health services such as prostate screening, nutritional counselling, HIV testing and screening, mental health services, and other general checkups.
(Ministry of Health)