2000 - 2009 timeline

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2004


2005

  • Report of Task Force on Medical Education for National Rural Health Mission published.


2007

Global

2000

  • USTR withdraws threats to Thailand over compulsory licensing of DDI after 12 years of pressure
  • People’s Health Assembly and People’s Charter for Health


2001

  • April 2001: Norway Conference (WHO accepts differential pricing)
  • April 2001: Defeat of big pharma in South Africa (note role of MSF and global social movements)
  • June 2001: CMH Report (warning about health and stability; virtuous cycle story repeated, ‘CTC model’ and scaled up interventionism; reliance on increased aid (and GFATM) and PRSPs)
  • Sept 2001: 9/11
  • Nov 2001: Doha and the Statement on Public Health (Para 6 and compulsory licensing; note rearguard action by US)


2002

  • Oct 2002: Bristol Myers Squib defeat in Thai DDI case


2003

  • Mar 2003: Invasion of Iraq (US unilateralism; widespread opposition; note limits to US power)
  • Oct 2003: Negotiations for US Thai FTA commence (at risk: comp licensing, data access, extended IPRs)
  • Nov 2003: Cancun: G22 stands up to G7; deadlock over agriculture and ‘Singapore issues’; US moves to bilateral and regional FTAs
  • Nov 2003: Miami FTAA-lite (US knocked back by Latin America)


2004

  • Jan 2004: IMF report critical of US twin deficits


2007

  • Jan 2007: Emergence of sub-prime mortgage crisis


2008

  • Dec 2008: Global recession
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