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Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children. ---->>>

That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is at the center of sustainable development. ---->>>

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies. ---->>>

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.

Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures in the USA and Europe alone.

Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures in the USA and Europe alone.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women. ---->>>

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.

Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children.

Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children.

This syndrome, SARS, is now a worldwide health threat... The world needs to work together to find its cause, cure the sick and stop its spread. ---->>>

I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries. ---->>>

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men. ---->>>

During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development. ---->>>

The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis. ---->>>

Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly attributable to women's physiology. ---->>>

Cancers of all types among women are increasing. ---->>>

Health is the core of human development. ---->>>

This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on. ---->>>

We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks. ---->>>

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved. ---->>>

In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance. ---->>>

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. ---->>>

Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones. ---->>>

The development of the food industry for both domestic and export markets relies on a regulatory framework that both protects the consumer and assures fair trading practices in food.

The development of the food industry for both domestic and export markets relies on a regulatory framework that both protects the consumer and assures fair trading practices in food.

We are also in the process of defining how best to work together with food and other companies to address diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases. ---->>>

The burden of disease falls on the poor. ---->>>

This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries. ---->>>

With an annual investment of $66 billion by 2007, we can save 8 million lives each year. ---->>>

Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities. ---->>>

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target. I think it is a real and achievable goal. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 04-20, 1939
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Occupation: Politician
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Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norwegian: [ɡruː hɑːɭɛm brʉntlɑnː] ( listen); born Gro Harlem, 20 April 1939) is a Norwegian politician, who served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. She is also known for having chaired the Brundtland Commission which presented the Brundtland Report on sustainable development (wikipedia)