Global Strategy for TB Research and Innovation is adopted by WHO Member States

The Union welcomes the adoption of the global strategy for TB research and innovation by Member States of the World Health Organization through a written silence procedure of the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly last week.

The Union shares protocol to measure the impact of COVID-19 on people with TB and HIV/AIDS

The Centre for Operational Research has made publicly available a protocol for a project in sub-Saharan Africa to determine the impact of COVID-19 on TB case detection and HIV testing, diagnosis and care through strengthened real-time surveillance.

Union welcomes EC authorisation of TB Alliance’s BPaL treatment for drug-resistant TB

The Union welcomes today’s announcement that a new treatment developed by TB Alliance has been approved by the European Commission for some of the most drug-resistant forms of TB

On World Lung Cancer Day respiratory groups stress lung cancer risks and the importance of early screening and treatment

In support of World Lung Cancer Day, FIRS, of which The Union is a founding member, calls for more awareness and understanding of lung cancer risk factors, as well as the importance of early screening and treatment

How to manage children if a second wave of COVID-19 occurs

A letter to the editors of the IJTLD arguing that we should avoid restrictions on children’s lives during any new waves of COVID-19 – and avoid school closures.

Union article analyses impact of COVID-19 lockdown on TB incidence and mortality in India

An article co-authored by The Union has estimated that 186,000 new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 88,000 additional TB deaths could be expected in India in 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown.

In memoriam: Dr Gulshan Rai Khatri

Padma Shri Dr Gulshan Rai Khatri, a legendary figure on the front lines of India's fight against TB, sadly died earlier this month, aged 76.

“Governments are concentrating all their efforts on curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, neglecting priorities such as tobacco control”

Cristiane Vianna is The Union’s Technical Advisor for tobacco control in Brazil.

Survivors of TB and other lung diseases are invited to attend the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health free-of-charge

To hold governments accountable for global commitments and to find solutions to TB and lung disease, it is essential to place people with lived experiences central in the conversation.

Indonesia commits to raising tobacco taxes to fund health systems strained by tobacco and COVID-19

Indonesia has issued a decree containing a provision for increasing tobacco taxes to fund universal health care, health systems and health programmes.

The Union congratulates India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for adopting measure to prevent tobacco industry interference in health policy

The measure, effective from 6 July, restricts officials and staff from collaborating with the tobacco industry.

Adapting TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mumbai, India

A letter to the Editors of the IJTLD on adaptations to TB services that could help ensure continuity of services for RR/MDR-TB during COVID-19.

The Union says FDA decision to allow Philip Morris to market heated tobacco product will have devastating consequences for non-smokers and young adults

The Union criticised FDA for its decision to allow PMI to market its IQOS heated tobacco product as a 'modified risk product.'

Union applauds the price reduction announced for bedaquiline for the treatment of drug-resistant TB in low- and middle-income countries

The Union welcomes the announcement that bedaquiline will be made available to Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility at a price of USD$340 per six-month treatment course for more than 135 eligible low- and middle-income countries.

Impact of COVID-19 on TB care: experiences of a treatment centre in Nigeria

Letter to the editors giving an early view into the impact of COVID-19 on TB diagnosis in Nigeria, a high burden setting for TB.