The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
"We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact." - Owen Sharp, CEO
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes.

TrueNTH New Zealand

Movember Funding to Date

NZD $1,000,000

What we seek to achieve

The aim of TrueNTH New Zealand is to support men and their whanau (extended family) affected by prostate cancer to stay healthy and connected to the places, people, and activities that matter to them and contributing to system level change in health service provision through education.

New Zealand
Implemented by
Movember Foundation
Project start date
February 2015
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

TrueNTH NZ aims to help men improve the quality of life after a cancer diagnosis by bringing together key disciplines and skills, to develop innovative evidence based interventions and care models that will improve the physical and mental wellbeing of men living with prostate cancer. To achieve a positive impact within New Zealand TrueNTH NZ is delivering two projects; Oranga Tū and Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM). Whilst they are very different projects, their outcomes are mutually supporting ultimately achieving real cultural shift in the Māori community and the approach taken by Health care Professionals and contribute to system level change in health service provision through education. 

Oranga Tū seeks to support Māori men and their whānau from the early point of prostate cancer diagnosis. This takes into account Māori Wairua to achieve true health outcomes. Through the focus of Māori culture and values, the delivery of treatment and education can improve to benefit the whole of life and standing of Māori men and their whānau through achieving whānau ora (healthy family).

CALM is a specialised training program, which teaches and supervises healthcare professionals for the provision of an evidence-based psycho-therapeutic intervention for patients with advanced cancer and their families. The program aims to provide core training for therapists new to CALM, enhance the skills of current CALM therapists, and to support the adaptation of CALM therapy to different treatment sites.

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