Men’s Health Week was awarded the 2020 Contribution to Urology – Public Advocacy Award by the New Zealand Section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).

At their annual conference in November, the USANZ made three awards, one each to a urologist and a urological nurse who have contributed to the direct improvement of urological care of patients in NZ, and a third to a person or organisation supporting Men’s Health issues.

MHW is proud and humbled to have received this third award in 2020 for our public health advocacy.

Men’s Health Week is designed to create visibility and awareness of health issues which impact on everyone but primarily on men. Urology is the medical discipline which diagnoses and treats diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women. Urologists also diagnose and treat anything involving the reproductive tract in men such as prostate issues, sexual functioning and infertility.

It is a great thrill for Men’s Health Week to receive this recognition from the experts in this important field, and makes us even more committed to building awareness of preventable illnesses that impact men and importantly, the people who rely on and love them.

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Images: (Left) MHW directors Tim Greene and Mark Sainsbury admire the Advocacy Award with Christchurch urologist Stephen Mark, president of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand; Award winners together.