Struggle for Rights to Health Equity and Social Justice: Remembering Professor David Sanders

  • Madhusudan Subedi Patan Academy of Health Sciences
Keywords: public intellectual, people’s health movement, struggle for health, David Sanders


Professor David Sanders, a well-renowned academic, consummate activist and commentator, and a great public intellectual, passed away on 30th August 2019 at the age of 74. He was a champion of economic and social justice, being one of the pioneers who argued for the importance of primary health care. He emphasized the importance of involving communities, particularly that health workers should be accountable to communities and play a crucial role in promoting health and preventing disease. This paper highlights David Sanders’ contribution in public health teaching, research, and advocacy for almost five decades.

Author Biography

Madhusudan Subedi, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Madhusudan Subedi is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Community Health Sciences and Coordinator of the School of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences. He is also associated with the Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.