Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Human rights are those minimum rights that the individual needs to have against the state or other public authority by virtue of their being members of the human family irrespective to any other consideration.
“ …we must strive to achieve the liberation of the women of the whole China, of the Indian women and of the world”
– Dwarkanath Kotnis
“Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
– Nelson Mandela
“Medicine, as we are practising it, is a luxury trade. We are selling bread at the price of jewels… Let us take the profit, the private economic profit, out of medicine, and purify our profession of rapacious individualism… Let us say to the people not ‘How much have you got?’ but ‘How best can we serve you?”
― Norman Bethune
“… How far is ‘Lalgunge’? When the sun will rise?
Gajen Mali, please change the direction of your boat;
See the eastern sky where the mars is burning red,
Navigate to that direction, from Tebhaga to Bhojpur …..
We must reach to our cherished ‘Lalgunge’ “
– Dr. Purnendu Ghosh
[The legendary people’s doctor of Tebhaga and Bhojpur Peasant Movements. Collected from his book, ‘Tebhaga and Ashoke Bose’, 1979]
“Essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development in the spirit of self-determination.”
– WHO on Primary Health Care at Alma Ata Declaration
“Primary health care is generally only lacking when other rights are also denied.”
– Zafrullah Chowdhury
“The discipline of epidemiology is extraordinary political as it has the ability to pin point causal association between exposure and outcomes.” – Satyamala
“Human rights are those minimum rights that the individual needs to have against the state or other public authority by virtue of their being members of the human family irrespective to any other consideration.”
– Dr. Binayak Sen
“Fight for health”
– Dr. Saibal Jana
“People’s health by people’s movement.”
– Forum for People’s Health