Htun Htun Aung: HIV patients should not be hidden away as if we bring shame on the community

Myanmar is among the world’s 30 high-burden countries for tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant-TB (MDR-TB) and TB-HIV. Every day, The Union works to reduce the burden with a network of comm......

Union statement on UN resolution to convene High-Level Meeting on Global Tuberculosis

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease fully supports the UN’s resolution to convene a High-Level Meeting on Global Tuberculosis, to be held during the UN General Assembly in 2018.

At World Healthcare Forum Union Executive Director calls for innovative collaboration to tackle NCDs

Global leaders, including many from the field of health, gathered to focus on how to achieve a future of sustainable healthcare at the World Healthcare Forum in The Hague, Netherlands, 28-29 November.

Asia Pacific policymakers and mayors unite to expedite tobacco control across the region

Government officials and mayors from the Asia Pacific region who met in Singapore for a two-day tobacco control summit have formed an alliance dedicated to curbing the tobacco epidemic.

Film released to mark one year countdown to Global NCD Alliance Forum

The video has been released to mark the one year countdown to the second Global NCD Alliance Forum, taking place on 9-11 December 2017, in Sharjah, UAE.

Universal Health Coverage Day calls for concerted action to ensure health for all

12 December marks the third Universal Health Coverage Day, an event dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the world can access the health services they need without suffering financial hardship

Union statement on UN Human Rights Day 2016

Governments of all 193 UN Member States are obliged to provide citizens with the ‘highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being.’ Tobacco use is the greatest preventable cause of premature death worldwide.

The Union honours Michael R. Bloomberg’s leadership in global tobacco control as $360 million additional funding is announced

Edinburgh, 5 December 2016 – New funds totalling $360 million have been announced today by Bloomberg Philanthropies, furthering its global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low-and middle-i......

The Union Supports MSF Call for Temporary Freeze on Implementing Global Fund Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing Policy

On 16 November, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent an open letter to the Secretariat and Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, urging the Global Fund to f......

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 7th Conference of the Parties highlights tobacco industry tactics

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [WHO FCTC] 7th Conference of the Parties [COP7] met in New Delhi, India, 7 - 12 November. Delegates from 180 countries ......

José Luis Castro highlights the urgent need to address non-communicable disease in Cuba and the world

On 16 November José Luis Castro, The Union’s Executive Director, spoke at the 7th National Congress of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Cuba to deliver a keynote address on preventing non-c......

Integrated approach critical to ending TB-HIV - A message from José Luis Castro on World AIDS Day

A message from José Luis Castro on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016

Project Axshya TB Forum negotiates free x-rays for presumptive TB patients

One of The Union’s Project Axshya TB forums in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand has successfully made x-rays accessible for presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients in the regio......

Corporates Join the Call to Action for TB-Free India

The Union and local partners organised an event in Mumbai to bring together corporates that have committed support to the Government of India’s  “Call to Action for a TB-Free India......

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan urges political leaders to commit to action on tuberculosis

Legendary Indian actor, Amitabh Bachchan, addressed the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health and its participants through a video message at the inaugural session on 26 October, 2016. Speakin......