Health Education

Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated to campaigns highlighting (a) men's and (b) women's health issues in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has funded a number of health-related campaigns, most of which are not gender specific, but which are nevertheless intended to improve the health of men and women. It is not therefore straightforward to provide an overall figure for the funding of such campaigns. However, over the last 10 years the Department has provided funding for some campaigns that highlight awareness of particular gender-related issues. For example, it has funded the Men's Health Forum to support health issues relevant to men and has provided funding to highlight awareness of male cancers. Also, in 2008, the Department introduced an immunisation programme against human papillomavirus (HPV), which is aimed at preventing infection by HPV strains that are most likely to lead to cervical cancer in women.

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