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International Men’s Health Week 2020

18th Jun 2020


History of International Men’s Health Week:

It all began at an international level in 2002, when representatives from six men’s health organisations from around the world met at a meeting brought about by Men’s Health Network. The meeting took place at the second World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria. The members resolved to work together to launch International Men’s Health Week (IMHW).

The week for the event falls in the week when Father’s Day is also celebrated.


Wear BLUE Day 2020:
Friday, June 19th

Whether it is your friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue. If Friday of Men’s Health Week doesn’t work for you then pick any other day of the year and start a fun Wear BLUE day at work.

It means raising awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices, making regular annual visits to the doctor, getting educated on heart disease or diabetes, starting general health conversations with their male friends, and much more. The information, tools, and resources on this website can help you plan an impactful Wear BLUE event where you live, work, play, and pray.