The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is a leader in technical assistance, research and education that promotes lung health in low- and middle-income countries. Current programmes focus on tuberculosis, HIV, tobacco control and lung health.
Union courses provide the knowledge and skills required by healthcare professionals and programme managers to develop public health programmes that are clinically sound and administratively effective. Curricula cover both theory and international best practices with emphasis on the challenges presented by limited-resource settings. Union courses serve the needs of par ticipants from various disciplines, working at different levels, and in diverse environments. The content can be customised for either international or national groups.
For each course, The Union assembles a faculty of international and local experts with extensive teaching and field experience. To help ensure that participants are able to apply their new skills when they return to work, instructors use a variety of teaching methods, including lecture/discussion, group tasks, independent study and field experience.