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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.
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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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In the face of an absolutely unprecedented emergency, society has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization. Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society, or they will be changed for us.

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Women power is a formidable force.

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A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer.

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The diagnosis is clear, the science in unequivocal-it's completely immoral, even, to question now, on the basis of what we know, the reports that are out, to question the issue and to question whether we need to move forward at a much stronger pace as humankind to address the issues.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

It's very difficult to evaluate a leader in a very short-term perspective because to be a leader you must be able to have a long-term perspective. You must be able to carry changes which take many years. And this is why you can really only see whether it has been a good leadership after some years have passed.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

I do not know of any environmental group in any country that does not view its government as an adversary.

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I have repeatedly stressed that we have the knowledge
to reduce hunger and poverty.

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The climate challenge illustrates how we have to change. The developing countries need more support and opportunities to develop and use clean energy. Because if the current situation continues, then the world will not be able to handle this burden.

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