13 April, 2007


WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA) -- It’s about calling attention to men’s unique health issues on a global level. It’s about encouraging international and intra-national institutions to develop health policies and services that will effectively address men’s unique health issues. It’s International Men’s Health Week. And this year, International Men’s Health Week will be observed from 11 June 2007 through 17 June 2007. International Men’s Health Week was conceived by representatives from six of the world’s leading health organizations during a meeting at the Second World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002. So, who supports International Men’s Health Week? The Men’s Health Network in Washington, D.C. in the United States; International Society for Men’s Health; Men’s Health Forum England and Wales; Men’s Health Forum Scotland; and Men’s Health Information and Resource Center in Australia.

In the United States, International Men’s Health Week is coordinated by the Men’s Health Network which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. During International Men’s Health Week in the United States, the Men’s Health Network hosts the annual Congressional Men’s Health Screenings in Washington, D.C. with a number of organizations that include the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center, the Oncology Nursing Society; the National Institute of Mental Health, Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research; and the Office of Women's Health.

For further information concerning International Men’s Health Week contact:
In the United States: Men's Health Network, Post Office Box 75972, Washington, DC 20013. Telephone: 202-543-6461 – Extension 101. Facsimile: 202-543-2727. E-mail: info@menshealthweek. org.
In Brussels, Belgium: European Men’s Health Forum, 11 Rue de l’Industrie, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium. Telephone: 011-32-2-234-3058. Facsimile: 011-32-2-230-3300. E-mail:
In Australia: Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre, University of Western Sydney, P11, Hawkesbury Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797 Australia. Telephone: 011-02-4570-1713. Facsimile: 011-02-4570-1522.

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