September 15, 2001: Inauguration of the Constituent Assembly of East Timor.

September 20, 2001: Establishment of the Second Transitional Government of East Timor and its Council of Ministers.

March 22, 2002: Approval of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor by the Constituent Assembly representatives in plenary session.

May 20, 2002: East Timor proclaims its independence.


February 16, 2000: Establishment of the Interim Health Authority (IHA) by UNTAET.

April 2000: First Joint Donor Mission led by the World Bank and IHA.

August 2000: The IHA evolves into the Division of Health Services (DHS) following the formation of the First Transitional Government of East Timor and the associated East Timor Transitional Administration (ETTA).

November 2000: Second Joint Donor Mission for the health sector.

May 2001: Third Joint Donor Mission for the health sector.

September 20, 2001: Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo is appointed as the first minister of health of East Timor following the establishment of the Second Transitional Government.

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