A new era for global tuberculosis: holding leaders accountable for promises

Read the editorial from The Union leadership, highlighting the next steps for leaders in tuberculosis, which was published in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: S......

Union response to WHO updated treatment guidelines for multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis

In response to the publication of new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Dr. Paula I. Fujiwara, Scientific Director, ......

STREAM Community Advisory Boards: Putting the patient at the heart of clinical research

Earlier this year, members of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the STREAM Stage 2 site at the Makerere University Lung Institute in Kampala, took part in a radio show which focused on raising......

New Union project to conduct systematic TB screening in insurgency-hit area of India

The Union has begun the initial phase of a new project in Chhattisgarh state, India, where an ongoing conflict makes health services difficult to access for the majority tribal population living in the densely forested areas of the state.

“I am grateful for each day that I can be of service and be part of a unique organisation.”

Shirley Frundt is The Union’s Global HR Coordinator based in Paris.

Results of Union pilot project show simple model for significantly improving child TB services

Results from The Union's DETECT Child TB project show that TB diagnoses doubled as a result.

Child TB workshop looks at lessons learned and implications for future

A workshop in Cotonou, Benin, recently brought together representatives from the four countries participating in The Union’s TITI study on contact investigation and TB preventive treatment for children under five.

STREAM Community Advisory Board holds community outreach event to raise awareness about TB and HIV, in Durban, South Africa

Earlier this year, the STREAM Community Advisory Board (CAB) in Durban, South Africa carried out a community outreach event, ‘Our Responsibility. If not infected you are affected’. The ......

Bangladesh uncovers tax evasion in smokeless tobacco industry

Union supported Bangladesh files law suits against four chewing tobacco companies for tax evasion. These were uncovered during an investigation of jorda and gul production factories, led by the Custom Intelligence and Investigation Directorate.

People everywhere, no matter who they are or where they live, have the right to health

On Human Rights Day 2018, The Union highlights the need for greater political action to ensure people have the human right to health in the fight to end tuberculosis and lung disease.

Asia Pacific Mayors Alliance Summit in Singapore reinforces commitment to tobacco control and NCD prevention

The Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCD Prevention aims to build strong political commitment, identify new partnership opportunities, and devise sustainable, high-impact methods to fight tobacco use and NCDs in the region.

TB research funding reaches new heights but remains insufficient

Report shows investment for tuberculosis research reached an unprecedented high of $772 million in 2017. However, funding for TB research remains insufficient.

STREAM Trial expands community engagement for participants in India

The STREAM Stage 2 community advisory board (CAB) in Ahmedabad, India, recently began home visits to provide crucial psychosocial support for STREAM participants and their families, as pa......

Research presented at Union World Conference shows the power of preventive therapy in tackling TB-HIV

On World AIDS Day, we reflect on the importance on preventive therapy in tackling TB-HIV, as highlighted in two studies presented at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

World AIDS Day: Ending the TB-HIV epidemic

Highlighting the work of a project – which The Union is a partner of – measuring the impact of a household-level combined HIV and TB prevention intervention on the burden of TB at population level in South Africa and Zambia.