6 December 2016

This Movember we joined forces to take action for men’s health. Now that the month is over, what happens next?

The 30 days of Movember 2016 are over: Now what?

You’ve done it. The Mo Community grew Mo’s, completed Move challenges and hosted events all to raise money and awareness for men’s health. But now that the hairy month is over, what comes next?

The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40. Three quarters of suicides are men with half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.
The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address this crisis at a global level and the money you raised during Movember will be invested in ground-breaking programs around the world to help stop men dying too young. The projects we fund focus on addressing the three biggest health issues faced by men today. Prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention. Here is a snapshot of the programs we fund:

Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer in men and, while the projects we fund have advanced research over fifty years in just the last five, there is still plenty of work to do. We are investing in innovative projects such as TrueNTH to halve the number of men dying from prostate cancer by 2030 and improve the quality of life for men living after treatment.

TrueNTH is a revolutionary global care program that helps men living with prostate cancer access care and support that improves quality of life before, during and after treatment. Operating across six countries with a team of more than 80 collaborators, it focuses on empowering men to make informed decisions around treatment and to be better prepared for side effects.

Find out more about the Prostate Cancer programs we fund.

Testicular Cancer
In most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the 1 in 20 men who won’t make it. When testicular cancer strikes, it strikes young. Most of those men are between 15 and 40 years old.

Our Global Action Plan (GAP) is an international research initiative that brings researchers together to tackle the toughest challenges in testicular cancer. Since GAP was launched in 2011, it has formed 7 large-scale global initiatives supporting 350 researchers from 90 institutions across 21 countries.

Find out more about the Testicular Cancer programs we fund.

Suicide Prevention
Around the world, on average, we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone. By 2030, we’ll reduce the rate of male suicide by 25%.

Ahead of the Game is one of our projects promoting improved mental health and reducing the risk of mental health problems among adolescent males aged 12-17. Working with local sports clubs, it aims to promote social and emotional skills, increase gatekeeper behaviours to prevent suicide, facilitate support networks and promote help-seeking behaviours.

Find out more about the suicide prevention programs we fund.