Recently we had posted on the controversies surrounding the GWU-CII summit, primarily alleging that GWU had allowed the summit to be used for propaganda by Big Pharma. While Indian civil organisations had written letters to the Minister of Commerce earlier, 9 US NGOs have now also written to GWU calling for a stop to the fronting of biased industry-sponsored training in India. These include NGOs such as Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, MSF, Oxfam, KEI, etc.
Notably, the letter specifically points out the ostensible reasons that GWU gave while creating the India Project including focus on the protection of health in developing countries and a balanced discussion on IP, before going on to say that the vested interests of the sponsors in this discussion have led to an industry centric perspective and a US style regime of IP being misrepresented as independent academic exercises.
The full letter is available here.