We reaffirm and assert that:

Health which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a basic human right.

The government has the responsibility to ensure universal access to quality health care, education and other social services.

Empowered communities and health sector play a vital role in advancing a health care system that is available, accessible, affordable, acceptable and appropriate to all citizens regardless of gender and social status.

The fullest attainment of health is possible only in a society that ensures the opportunity and power of individuals to develop one’s potentiality and creativity through the democratic and participatory processes of its social institutions.