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.
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.
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.
An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
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.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women.
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.
This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on.
When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved.
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.
Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
Cancers of all types among women are increasing.
Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly attributable to women's physiology.
Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities.
During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development.