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Summary

Gro Harlem Brundtland is a famous Politician from Norway, she is 78 years old and still alive, born April 20, 1939.

Biography

She was born in Bærum as the daughter of the Council of State, Prof. dr. with. Gudmund Harlem. Medical degree at the University of Oslo in 1963 and Master of Public Health from Harvard University in USA in 1965. She was environment minister 1974-79, and Norway's first female prime minister from February to October 1981 and again in May 1986 to October 1989, and from third november 1990 to 25th October 1996, when she was succeeded by Thorbjørn Jagland. She resigned as leader of the Labor Party in 1992.

In 1998 she was elected general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Brundtland received the title as Policy Leader of the Year for coordination against the SARS outbreak in 2003. She later resigned from the post summer 2003 and was succeeded by Jong-Wook Lee. She now lives in France with her husband, Arne Olav Bruntland.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Gro Harlem Brundtland to the special envoy for climate issues, and she started the new job in New York 8th May 2007.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Gro, under the main topics: Diet, Fitness, Money.

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Famous quotes by Gro Harlem Brundtland (35)


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"An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money"
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"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"
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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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"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"
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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 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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"Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men"
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"Investing in health will produce enormous benefits"
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"This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on"
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"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children"
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"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"
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"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"
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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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"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"
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"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"
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"Investing in health will produce enormous benefits"
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"Health is the core of human development"
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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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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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 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"
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"Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities"
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"When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved"
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"We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks"
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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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"The burden of disease falls on the poor"
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"Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women"
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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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"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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"Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly attributable to women's physiology"
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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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"Cancers of all types among women are increasing"
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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"


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