Berlin TB Summit brings parliamentarians from across the G20 together

On 20 - 22 March, in Berlin, Germany, The Global TB Caucus convened a summit to agree on proposed actions for G20 leaders to implement in relation to TB and the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) agenda.

Health leaders discuss latent TB infection and prevention in China

Researchers, healthcare workers and other experts in tuberculosis (TB) convened on 1 March in Beijing to discuss methods for tackling latent TB infection (LTBI) in China.

Civil Society voice speaks loudly on World TB Day

On World TB Day the voices of patients, communities and civil society organisations carry the most inspiring messages of all.

Union Executive Director calls for cities to play larger role in fight to end TB

José Luis Castro delivered a speech today in Seville, Spain, to mark World TB Day. The speech called for urgent acceleration of action against TB, and for cities to play a larger role in the fight to end TB.

The Union strongly supports New Delhi Declaration to End TB

Today, 22 March 2017, The Union expressed strong support for a meeting convened over two days in New Delhi, India, which resulted in all 11 member states of the South-East Asia Region signing a Call for Action to End TB.

Union letter to U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam questions Embassy’s role in meetings between Philip Morris International and Vietnam government ministers

The Union joined international calls for the U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam to reconsider facilitation of meetings between Vietnam’s government and Philip Morris International (PMI) as part of a delegation organised by the US-ASEAN Business Council.

HIV education initiative works with students and communities in Myanmar

Students in Myanmar are learning about HIV/AIDS through interactive workshops and health talks as part of a six-month education and outreach initiative led by The Union Office in Myanmar.

TB kiosks provide patient-centred care in India

The Union’s Project Axshya has established 97 TB treatment and information kiosks in 40 cities in India to provide better and more patient-centred care. These kiosks provide information, counselling and treatment services to patients and their families.

Kavita Ayyagari, Project Director, Challenge TB, India: How innovation and partnerships are confronting TB in India

Kavita Ayyagari joined The Union in 2015 bringing insights from both the private and public sectors as well as her passion for how advocacy and communications can effect change, all of which has informed her leadership of the Challenge TB project.

Ahead of World TB Day, the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health launched in Guadalajara, Mexico

Today the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health was officially launched, just ahead of World TB Day on 24 March. Renowned Mexican international footballer, Andrés Guardado, was announced as official ambassador for the conference.

Mexican footballer Andrés Guardado announced as Conference Ambassador for the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico

At the official launch of The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, to be held at the Expo Guadalajara Convention Centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 11-14 October, Mexican footballer Andrés Guardado was announced as Conference Ambassador.

In op-ed Union Executive Director calls on WHO to fix TB list mistake

In the health publication STAT, today, Executive Director of The Union, José Luis Castro, condemns the failure to include TB on the WHO global pathogen priority list as a drastic mistake which must be corrected.

Parliamentarians unite to end TB in India at Caucus launch

Members of Parliament (MPs) met in New Delhi on 7-8 March to launch the India TB Caucus, committing to focus government efforts on tuberculosis (TB) and work across party lines to address this issue.

First Stephen Lawn Memorial Lectures held in advance of World TB Day in London and Cape Town

The lecture, ‘An epidemic uncurbed: Tuberculosis control measures in Cape Town, 1910 to 2010’, was given by Prof Robin Woods of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, on Monday, 13 March in London, UK and on Thursday, 16 March in Cape Town, South Africa.

Abstracts now being accepted online for Union Africa Region conference

Online submission of abstracts is now open for the 20th Union Africa Region Conference, which will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 10-13 July 2017.