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Gro Harlem Brundtland Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Diet

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

There is nothing more important than a good,
safe, secure home.
- Rosalynn Carter

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
- Phaedrus

In the absence of the gold standard,
there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.
There is no safe store of value.
- Alan Greenspan

We know that when people are safe in their homes,
they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter
economic future for themselves and their families.
- George E. Pataki

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

It is done...
the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
- Dolley Madison

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

I cannot and will not recant anything,
for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.
Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God.
Amen.
- Martin Luther

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
- Dianne Feinstein

The will is what matters - as long as you have that,
you are safe.
- Evelyn Underhill

People think I'm crazy and reckless but I'm absolutely not...
I'm soooo safe and soooo careful and I won't do anything
that feels like I could break something.
- Catherine Bell

We are all searching for some form of family or foundation -
for a place we can feel safe and secure.
- Jena Malone

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy
every day in an effort to keep families safe.
- Thomas Carper

When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure;
when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
- Thornton Wilder

If we cannot now end our differences,
at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy

I didn't play at collecting.
No cigar anywhere was safe from me.
- Edward G. Robinson

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health.
And reproductive health includes contraception and
family planning and access to legal,
safe abortion.
- Hillary Clinton

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready
in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
- George Orwell

In isolated or country places no man's life is safe.
- John White Geary

As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up.
It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very
easy and safe and that you're a financial genius.
- Ron Chernow

In and of itself, keeping the country safe for business is not a bad thing.
- Peter Schuyler

You have to keep running.
I always believed I was going to be safe.
- Rickey Henderson

In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue,
but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing
the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
- Camryn Manheim


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