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

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

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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

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

We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important.
- Anish Kapoor

Transformation in the world happens when people are
healed and start investing in other people.
- Michael W. Smith

We must safely secure our border by investing in more
law enforcement and technology,
and receiving cooperation from the Mexican government.
- Timothy Murphy

Mutual funds were created to make investing easy,
so consumers wouldn't have to be burdened with picking individual stocks.
- Scott Cook

I don't understand it.
Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but
he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
- Jackie Kennedy

Investing in industries and technology for the 21st
century generates high-skilled,
high-wage jobs for industries of the future.
- Jay Inslee

After all, the chief business of the American people is business.
They are profoundly concerned with producing,
buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
- Calvin Coolidge

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy
by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
- Robert G. Allen

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

I had a couple come in with a negative amortization
mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income.
They're consuming real estate, not investing in it.
- Chris Cooper

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow.
If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
- Paul Samuelson

I am not criticizing investing in the stock market;
I am an investor.
- Grace Napolitano

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.
- John Maynard Keynes

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

Here we were talking about economic development,
about investing billions of dollars in various programs,
and I could see it wasn't billions of dollars people needed right away.
- Muhammad Yunus

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film,
producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it -
so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things.
- Jackie Cooper

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all
his capital in one concern,
so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate
all our happiness from one quarter alone.
- Sigmund Freud

And what I'm interested in is investing in people.
- Arthur Rock

As a former high school teacher, I know that investing
in education is one of the most important things we can do,
not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community.
- Ed Pastor

Mutual funds give people the sense that they're investing
with the big boys and that they're really not at a
disadvantage entering the stock market.
- Ron Chernow

Index investing outperforms active management year after year.
- Jim Rogers

One of the very nice things about investing in the
stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy.
It's your window into a very large world.
- Ron Chernow

Investing in auto companies and ensuring a financial
collapse didn't lead not from a recession to a great
depression may not have been the most popular thing to do,
but it was the right thing to do.
- Robert Gibbs

I just want someone to explain to the American public
why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much
more important than investing in passenger rail right
here in the United States of America.
- Corrine Brown

Even people who feel perfectly comfortable investing
in the stock market and owning their own homes often
have qualms about individual medical accounts or Social
Security private accounts.
- Jacob Hacker

When you - when you - and this is still going on today -
are making your money by pushing paper around,
when you should be making your money by investing venture
capital in various job-creating things,
that makes it much harder to recover.
- Howard Dean

I take more jobs when I need more money,
if I'm investing in films.
I take fewer when I don't.
Or if something really good comes along,
I usually find a way to do a good job on it in the time that I've got.
- John Sayles

In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made.
We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities.
I believe we should have no higher priority than investing
in our children's classrooms and in their future.
- Bob Riley

First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments,
venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious
and are investing in areas that actually make business sense.
- Vinton Cerf

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon,
wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge,
or geothermal energy in southern Oregon,
investing in new energy sources makes America more
energy independent while creating good paying,
environmentally friendly jobs.
- Greg Walden

So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes,
we ought to be investing in our people,
not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute
to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing
in our students and our schools.
We must make sure that people who have the grades,
the desire and the will, but not the money,
can still get the best education possible.
- Barack Obama

And for man to look upon himself as a capital good,
even if it did not impair his freedom,
may seem to debase him...
by investing in themselves, people can enlarge the
range of choice available to them.
It is one way free men can enhance their welfare.
- Theodore William Schultz

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members
of the House to support legislation aimed at investing
in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes,
rivers, streams and estuaries.
- Jerry Costello

Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software,
and the time will come when it will be recognized that
it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful,
structured approach based on safe, structured languages.
- Niklaus Wirth

Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on
those points of differentiation that pay for themselves,
that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what
it costs us to provide that product or service.
- Gerard Arpey

I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars
worth when they go to a movie,
and that they're not coming out not wanting to ever
see a movie with me in it again.
I don't care what people think of me as a person,
but I do care what people think of my work,
and whether I'm investing enough into it.
- Sam Worthington

And I think the more money you put in people's hands,
the more they will spend And if they don't spend it,
they invest it.
And investing it is another way of creating jobs.
It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks
that can go out and make loans,
and we need to do that.
- Michael Bloomberg


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