Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa that is focused to address the specific needs for treating COVID-19 patients and is a fully functioning system for use after the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  africa  covid-19  coronavirus  global-health  manufacturing

Food and drinks industry uses non-profit organisation to campaign against public health policies, study finds

A new study shows how a non-profit research organisation has been deployed by its backers from major food and beverage corporations to push industry-favourable positions to policymakers and international bodies under the guise of neutral scientific endeavour.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health global-health public-policy

Contracts give Coca-Cola power to ‘quash’ health research, study suggests

New study of FOI documents uncovers provisions that could allow the beverage giant to suppress findings from health science it funds at North American universities. Researchers argue that Coca-Cola’s contracts run counter to their public declarations of openness.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: global-health public-policy sugar

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