1990 - 1999 timeline

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India

1990


1992


1993


1994

  • Plague epidemic in Surat, Gujarat.
  • Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 comes into force.


1995


1996


1997


1998


Global

1991

  • USTR attacks Thai administration over pharmaceuticals policies


1992

  • WHO: ‘Health Dimensions of Economic Reform’


1993

  • World Bank: ‘Investing in Health’ (virtuous cycle story, SAPs compatible with health development!, new interventionism)


1995

  • World Trade Organisation established
  • MAI saga - OECD drives for MAI; defeated by social movements (1998) (note role of NGOs and internet; note also continuing push in WTO under ‘Singapore issues’)


1997

  • Sth African parallel import legislation passed, challenged


1999

  • PRSPs implemented (new and improved SAPs)
  • WTO in Seattle: outrageous process; dramatic protests
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