PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MHF
A five-year Men’s Health Improvement Programme for Lambeth and Southwark has been launched. The programme from the charity Men’s Health Forum (MHF) is the most comprehensive local men's health project ever conducted.
It will see the MHF work with local communities to improve the health of men in some of the country’s most deprived areas and to develop new health services for men that can be launched nationally.
Life expectancy of men in Lambeth and Southwark at 77 and 78.2 years lags behind the national average and is lower than most other London boroughs. In Kensington and Chelsea men’s life expectancy is over 85 years.
This five year programme has been funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, who support innovation through investment in order to create world leading healthcare in Lambeth and Southwark.
Martin Tod, chief executive of the Men’s Health Forum said:
"We are excited to have the chance to make a real difference to men's health in Lambeth and Southwark. We believe this is the largest and most concentrated effort ever made to improve male health in one particular area. Although we're starting in one area, this project will have a national impact. We want to use this programme to develop new approaches that can be used across the country.”
Oliver Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity says:
“The shorter life expectancy in men when compared to women is an inequality that is often overlooked. MHF has a strong record in addressing this issue and we are pleased to be funding this exciting and ground breaking work.”
The MHF’s Lambeth and Southwark health improvement work will further our expertise developing health services and will launch the organisation in to a new phase of delivering services directly to men.
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