The Union welcomes the WHO’s Solidarity Call to Action to realise equitable global access to COVID-19 health technologies

The Union applauds the WHO call to voluntarily pool the knowledge, intellectual property and data necessary for global progress against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Severe COVID-19 cases with a history of active or latent tuberculosis

In a letter to the editors, authors report on symptom development, disease progression and treatment for three cases, each representing a different TB scenario.

Common concerns in managing bronchial asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

A letter to the editors of the IJTLD addresses the major concern of use of corticosteroids and nebulised bronchodilators in bronchial asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Big Tobacco is denying children and young people the right to be tobacco-free, says Union paper

With around 38 million young people aged 13-15 already using tobacco in its many forms, the specific targeting of youth by the tobacco industry must be addressed immediately.

Effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and smoking on the outcome of COVID-19

A study has been published today as a fast-track article for the IJTLD, investigating the association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, smoking and the potential for poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19.

“The tobacco industry is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to protect profits and undermine tobacco control policy.”

Emma Green is The Union’s Project Manager for STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), the global tobacco industry watchdog, of which The Union is a partner.

Ban e-cigarettes and HTPs in LMICs to prevent a new epidemic of nicotine addiction, says new Union position paper

Ahead of World No Tobacco Day, The Union has today publicly advocated for the prohibition of the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in low- and middle-income countries

STOP finds Big Tobacco front group still spending millions on spin, not science

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s 2019 tax return provides further evidence that it operates primarily as a publicity function of tobacco giant Philip Morris International.

The Union backs calls for harmful products including tobacco to be declared non-essential within pandemic responses

Legally binding policies on tobacco control, NCD prevention and responding COVID-19 must be created and implemented for greater transparency, accountability, monitoring and enforcement in order to achieve good health for all.

At 73rd World Health Assembly, The Union urges Member States to prioritise TB care and treatment during the pandemic

The Union statement is reproduced here in full

New devices could transform COVID-19 patient treatment and protect health care workers

Studies on two innovative new devices have been published today by The Union. The development of these devices, a negative pressure procedural tent and a portable helmet device, has the p......

Rapid development of a portable negative pressure procedural tent

A new tent system has been designed to provide healthcare workers separation and protection from exhaled droplets and aerosols, while allowing contact and support for procedures.

Rapid development of a novel portable negative pressure device

A portable, negative pressure environment is one means of confronting these challenges, and could offer benefits to patients, healthcare workers, and institutions alike.

More investment and greater collective efforts needed now if global TB preventive treatment targets are to be met

National TB programmes must plan and launch a systematic and invigorated drive to boost contact investigation, TB Preventative Treatment and treatment for TB.

COVID-19 in Africa: preparing for the storm

In response to COVD-19, Africa should develop robust collaborative research programmes, funded by African governments and partners, to include epidemiological, health system, implementation, clinical trials, immunological and virological research.