WHO worries that Melbourne University’s links to arms industry will threaten joint medical research

The World Health Organization has ethical concerns about the university’s collaboration with nuclear weapons maker Lockheed Martin

The University of Melbourne’s links with nuclear weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin are compromising collaborations between the institution’s global-leading infectious disease researchers and the World Health Organization.

As a United Nations ban on nuclear weapons comes into force today, senior academics have disclosed the WHO’s serious ethical reservations about collaborating with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a world leader in Covid-19 research, and the Nossal Institute for Global Health, due to the university’s links to the globe’s biggest arms maker.

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