In this Men’s Health Week special, the GOLD team is joined by Peter Baker, Director, Global Action on Men's Health and Chumi Khurana, Global Head, Prostate Cancer Disease Area Stronghold, Janssen Oncology.
The two guests reveal what they think are the most pressing issues within men’s health today, highlight the importance of awareness campaigns, and comment on the role pharma can play in encouraging men to engage with their health.
A little more on GOLD’s guests…
Peter Baker is Director of Global Action on Men's Health, a UK-based but international charity that is focused on raising the profile of men’s health issues. Peter has held broad and varied roles in this field, including 12 years as Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum and time spent as the health editor of a popular men’s magazine. He is also the author of two self-help books. In 2018, Peter was the recipient of the Royal Society for Public Health’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Championing the Public’s Health’ award for his work with HPV Action UK to achieve HPV vaccination for boys in the UK. He is currently working with the European Cancer Organisation to make a case for gender-neutral HPV vaccination across Europe.
Chumi Khurana, Global Head, Prostate Cancer Disease Area Stronghold, Janssen Oncology is a female champion in the men’s health landscape. She has been on the forefront of men’s health advocacy as the Global Head of the Prostate Cancer Disease Area Stronghold for Janssen Oncology. With almost 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Chumi has elevated Janssen’s position in the PCa landscape, providing programmes and strategies to increase access and usage of J&J’s landmark best-in-class medicines, while also expanding awareness and providing innovative services and programmes to caregivers. Chumi has stated: “While the shame and sense of helplessness on the part of men with prostate cancer has manifested itself as a barrier to treatment, we have always felt that it was not just a man’s isolated issue – partners (men and women) and caregivers play a major role in advancing their care.”
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