“Tuberculosis is a wholly modern epidemic, and it’s literally one of the most fascinating, horrifying, alarming things that any person could ever stand to learn about.” Paul Jensen, Director of Policy and Strategy

As Director of Policy and Strategy, Paul Jensen represents The Union at the very highest level.

The Union congratulates leading European bank BNP Paribas for its decision to cease all tobacco-related financing and investment

The Union welcomes today’s announcement from BNP Paribas that it is ending all business with firms whose principal activity is linked to tobacco – including producers, wholesalers and traders whose core revenues are from tobacco.

Media invited to register for World AIDS Day TB-HIV webinar

In the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1, a Union webinar at 12pm GMT on 28 November will bring experts together to discuss the related epidemics of TB and HIV.

At the Global Ministerial Conference in Moscow political leaders take first steps toward UN HLM on TB

The first World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era saw ministers from around the world reaffirm their commitment to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030.

The Union welcomes appointment of new Global Fund ED as heralding new chapter in the fight against TB

The Union offers its warmest congratulations to Peter Sands. A statement from José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union.

World Diabetes Day – the Union’s ongoing work to defeat a growing global threat

On World Diabetes Day, we want to highlight our work on a pilot tuberculosis-diabetes mellitus (TB-DM) project in Kampala, Uganda and raise awareness of the growing threat of TB-Diabetes.

World Pneumonia Day 12 November 2017: preventable child deaths in the era of sustainable development

On World Pneumonia Day, 12 November 2017, The Union stands with fellow members of FIRSs and joins health advocates around the world to raise awareness of child pneumonia, and to call for greater investment and renewed commitment for child health.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November to draw attention to global AMR threat

World Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place next week from 13-19 November, shining a spotlight on the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

The first World NCD Congress gathers leaders from across sectors in Chandigarh, India

The first World NCD Congress 2017 was held in Chandigarh, India, on 4-6 November, 2017 with the theme Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Realising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Report shows slight increase in TB R&D funding, but not enough

A report published today by Treatment Action Group (TAG) shows that for the first time since 2005 funding for TB R&D was more than US$700 million in one year, but still hugely inadequate to meet the SDGs that must be reached to end the TB epidemic.

Uruguay set to become a world leader for restricting tobacco branding as plain packaging bill reaches Congress

Today Uruguay’s government submitted a bill for plain tobacco packaging to Congress. Once passed, the country will have the world’s most comprehensive set of restrictions on tobacco branding, and its associated marketing benefits.

Lancet feature on need for urgent new drug development cites The Life Prize

A feature published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Antibiotic development pipeline slows to a trickle - cites The Life Prize as one of the latest mechanisms for the development of new and essential drugs to combat tuberculosis (TB).

The Union responds to tobacco giant claims to want a smoke-free England

The Union has issued the following statement in response to reports in the UK media that one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, Philip Morris International, claims to want a smoke-free England by 2040

The Union welcomes the launch of new Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases website

A new website, launched by the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), provides a central point for information and resources for the global lung health community.

WHO Global TB Report 2017, progress toward ending TB too slow

The overriding message from the WHO Global TB Report for 2017 published today is that more must be done in order to end the global TB epidemic.