Our Impact

The Union is an influential network of 500 Union experts based in 12 offices and 17,000 members and subscribers contributing to our work in 156 countries around the world.

We are a global scientific organisation with the mission to improve health among people living in poverty.

Know

Know

  • Union studies in Francophone Africa involving 1,200 patients have led to the reduction of TB treatment times from 24 to 9 months and increased treatment success rates to 82 percent from below 55 percent

  • In a single year, The Union conducted 121 research studies in 42 countries and published in peer reviewed journals 104 research and opinion papers.

  • Over 1,500 patients to be enrolled in the STREAM clinical trial - the first large-scale, multi-country clinical trial to evaluate shorter treatment regimens for MDR-TB

  • The SORT-IT model delivered by The Union and partner MSF, met or exceeded all targets and received an A+ rating from its funder, DFID.

Share

Share

  • 3.33 billion people in 35 countries protected by the smokefree laws supported and implemented through The Union’s work

  • Over 3,000 delegates attended the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health, with over 900 scientific abstracts presented

  • Over 175,000 people visit The Union website each year

  • In 2016, 1,317 participants from over 60 countries attended 67 Union courses held in 31 countries. Topics covered TB, MDR-TB, TB-HIV, tobacco control, management and development, and operational research.

Act

Act

  • The Union’s Project Axshya in India has reached 15 million people with TB information and tested 600,000 people for TB

  • Axshya has empowered 30,000 TB patients through its Patient’s Charter and reached 100,000 people through a TB helpline.

  • DETECT Child TB project cured nearly 1,200 children in one year

  • From its inauguration in conjunction with the 45th Union World Conference the Global TB Caucus has now grown to 2,300 members in more than 130 countries

  • The Union Myanmar Office conducts nearly 500 health sessions per month (having run 13,612 sessions from 2014 to June 2016)

  • The Union Zimbabwe Office oversaw a 90 percent increase in uptake of TB-HIV antiretroviral therapy at 23 supported sites through Challenge TB