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

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

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

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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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.
- 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

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

Health is the core of human development.
- 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

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

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

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

Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
- 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

The burden of disease falls on the poor.
- 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

We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

There are practical little things in housekeeping
which no man really understands.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon


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