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......

The Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund for TB and AIDS Research Leadership will support a lecture and a new prize on TB-HIV

Professor Stephen David Lawn was remembered and greatly missed at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Liverpool last month, following his death from a cerebral tumour on 23 Septe......

The Union cuts HIV transmission for hundreds of mothers and children in Myanmar

The Union Office in Myanmar runs the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMCT) programme, to help reduce HIV incidence. The service identifies HIV positive mothers during their pregn......

Gustavo Sóñora: Tobacco control is not just public health, it’s about human rights

Twelve years ago Gustavo Sóñora was hired as legal counsel for Miguel Asqueta, the congressman charged with authoring Uruguay’s first national tobacco control law. The World Hea......

World Pneumonia Day 2016: Keep the promise. Stop pneumonia now.

Each year, on 12th of November, World Pneumonia Day highlights the continuing and urgent need to raise awareness of the number one killer globally of children younger than five years old – an......

The Union's new President: Dr Muhwa Jeremiah Chakaya

Dr Muhwa Jeremiah Chakaya has been elected as the new President of The Union at a meeting in Liverpool of the Board of Directors.

World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 7th Conference of the Parties Begins in New Delhi, India

Tobacco use is still the greatest preventable cause of death worldwide. It claims more than six million lives each year. In total it is projected to kill up to one billion people this century unless there is a coordinated and sustained intervention.

The Union and World Diabetes Foundation release documentary for World Diabetes Day

Tuberculosis and diabetes work hand-in-hand, presenting a major global health challenge. Having diabetes makes a person three times more likely to develop tuberculosis.  By 2040, the glob......

The 18th Union Conference of the Latin America Region

The 18th Union Conference of the Latin America Region in Lima, Peru, opened today with presentations focusing on the current situation and control of tuberculosis (TB) in the region.

An innovative new tool to assess the sustainability of national tobacco control programmes launched by The Union

The Index of Tobacco Control Sustainability (ITCS) has been launched by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to assist countries to assess and guide national tobacco control programmes to become sustainable.

Tribute paid as Dr Anthony Harries steps aside from Director of Operational Research role

At the Closing Ceremony of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health, José Luis Castro, The Union’s Executive Director, paid tribute to Dr Anthony Harries as he steps aside from his role as Director of Operational Research and a Senior Advisor.