Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do, and Africa is something I have to do. That's the way it breaks down in my life.
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.
This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on.
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.
Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities
I have repeatedly stressed that we have the knowledge
to reduce hunger and poverty.
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.
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.
The burden of disease falls on the poor.
I do not know of any environmental group in any country that does not view its government as an adversary.
With an annual investment of $66 billion by 2007, we can save 8 million lives each year.
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
Cancers of all types among women are increasing
An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women
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.
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
You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
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.
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.
There is a very close connection between being a doctor and a politician. The doctor tries to prevent illness, then tries to treat it if it comes. It's exactly the same as what you try to do as a politician, but with regard to society.
Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly attributable to women's physiology
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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