Membership Categories


Heritage member

The title heritage member recognises the contribution of long-standing member organisations. The organisations participate in The Union's strategic planning and governance through the General Assembly. After 31 December 2017, no new organisations will be granted this title.

The Union’s heritage members have supported The Union for many years and have helped make vital services and resources available. Heritage members represent their country in shaping the direction of The Union and the global agenda for public health. 

Only past constituent members are eligible to be a heritage member. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

See The Union’s heritage members

Organisational members

Any organisation that shares the goals of The Union may apply to become an organisational member.

Members in this category play an active role in shaping The Union’s priorities and contribute significant support to The Union's technical assistance, education and research activities.

There is no limit to the number of organisations from the same country that may join. If you would like to apply to become an organisational member of The Union, please contact us.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an organisational member

See our current organisational members

Associate members

Associate members are organisations that wish to be members, but are not able to pay the organisational membership fee or were not able to identify a sponsor to pay. This category is open to new organisations joining The Union for the first time. They do not have voting rights.

To find out more about associate membership and whether your organisation is eligible to apply, please contact us.


Any interested individual may join The Union to support its international work and take advantage of the professional opportunities its worldwide network offers. You may select from a range of options with fees beginning as low as 20 euros per year.

  • Individual member - print and online: Members who receive both the print and online versions of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD)
  • Individual member - online: Members who receive the online IJTLD
  • Student member: First-time members who are in training and under the age of 35
  • Benefactor member: individual members who choose to make a contribution beyond the basic membership fee
  • 15-year member: Individual members who commit to a long-term membership

Learn more about the benefits of becoming an individual member

Apply to be an individual member here.