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[Correspondence] Coca-Cola’s multifaceted threat to global public health

The Lancet Editorial (Oct 3, p 1312) correctly identified that Coca-Cola’s goals differ greatly from those of the public health and research institutions that it funds.1 All organisations concerned with public interest need to guard against conflict of interest from Coca-Cola’s vast marketing campaigns to safeguard public health. One such marketing campaign involves advertisements at public schools in Uganda (figure), which illustrates Coca-Cola’s predatory use of corporate funding, in the name of “corporate social responsibility”, to target children in a setting of inadequate public funding for education.

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