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This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a
by Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

 

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

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

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

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We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Health is the core of human development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The burden of disease falls on the poor.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
- Thomas Fuller

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I could be reincarnated as a fabric,
I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.
- Jesse Ventura

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
- Publilius Syrus

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

We have gotten away from this double aspect of either
putting the character back into historical events or
of making a historical event of his very life.
- Raymond Queneau

I am taking belly dancing now.
My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily.
- Alexa Vega

You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.
- Meryl Streep

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning
is that it can only mean one thing.
- Ronnie Barker

I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us -
as actors,
writers, directors.
- Jonathan Frakes

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove

It's very rare that publications double their frequency.
- James Daly

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African
American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah

I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story.
The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice,
but it's also someone who's looking back.
I like that kind of double vision.
- Denis Johnson

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty,
profession until sixty, at which age I would have him
retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion,
just like science has a double face:
the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
- Publilius Syrus

Carrying those double tanks around all the time got
to be a little rough on me.
I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off,
sometimes three or four times a day.
- Lloyd Bridges

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace,
and together we were a double play combination for ten years.
- Ryne Sandberg

We toyed with the idea of making it a double album,
but I think that would only have confused everybody even more,
so we decided to stick with the songs we picked.
- Thom Yorke

There were a number of people who helped me get there,
and the one I always mention is Michael Byrne,
the great master swordsman and brilliant stunt double.
- Ian McDiarmid

It's human nature to keep doing something as long as
it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it -
which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years.
- Peter Lynch

If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate.
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being
attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies,
or both die.
- Gore Vidal

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing -
and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while,
shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
- Paul A. Volcker

If poly A is added to poly U, to form a double or triple helix,
the combination is inactive.
- Francis Crick

Age, like distance lends a double charm.
- Oliver Herford

I understood that if I wanted to work,
the saxophone was the main instrument.
The clarinet was what we call a double.
- Lee Konitz

One ought never to turn one's back
on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger.
But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything. Never!
- Winston Churchill

Look in the mirror.
The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.
- Diane Ackerman

The White House has a choice: They can change course,
or they can double down on a vision of government that
the American people have roundly rejected.
- Mitch McConnell


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