Accelerating implementation through partnership: the Union Africa Region Conference, 10-13 July 2017

The Union Africa region is 50 years old. The first Union Africa Region conference was held in Accra, Ghana in 1967, and the 20th Conference of The Union Africa Region will again be held in Accra, between 10-13 July 2017. Now, as then, the challenge is to develop and implement the essential strategies that will move the tuberculosis (TB) community further towards the final eradication of TB in 2030.

This year's agenda includes wide-ranging clinical, scientific and programmatic topics. Particular focus is given to TB and co-morbidities; data management for TB control; case detection and case finding; challenges in tobacco control; and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

There will also be a civil society and advocacy corner supporting community engagement and human rights. A number of supporting activities will include the display and demonstration of an X-ray machine, the Africa TB Caucus pre-conference parliamentarian meeting and the ‘Every Breath Counts’ walk that will raise awareness of lung health issues across the continent.

“The Union’s regional conferences are an important opportunity for hundreds of participants to coordinate their responses to existing – and new – challenges in global lung health and connect the science community with broader networks and audiences. I hope to meet many of you in Ghana doing just that,” said Dr. Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, President of The Union.

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