This Memorial meeting about our fallen hero Prof David Sanders reminded us thousands of his global remarkable deeds in advocating for equitable health care and addressing inequalities in social welfare between and within countries. The IPHU team together with activists in South Africa and around the world gathered to commemorate the life of our fallen global academic and health activist guru. He was a Marxist, classical and advised many countries and global institutions to invest more in Primary Health Care in their health systems and strategies if health
David was a founding member of People’s Health Movement (PHM) in 2000 in Savar, Bangladesh and has been the co-chair of PHM from past six years. He was a founding member of People’s Health Movement (PHM) in 2000 in Savar, Bangladesh and has been the co-chair of PHM from past six years.
He was a Professor and founding Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. He was a specialist paediatrician with postgraduate qualifications in Public Health, and had over 40 years experience in health policy and program development in Zimbabwe and South Africa. David had extensive experience in the areas of primary health care, child health and nutrition, and human resources for health as part of health systems development.