The Union reinforces commitment to beating AMR as part of global event

The Union announced a series of commitments to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a conference, in Berlin on 12 and 13 October 2017, organised by Wellcome in partnership with the UK,&nbs......

MDR-TB survivor inspires innovative treatment centre in Peru

When Melecio Mayta contracted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2001, he thought it was the beginning of the end of his life. Unable to get an accurate diagnosis, let alone treatment or ......

The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health: defined by ground-breaking science for advancing lung health

The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Guadalajara, Mexico, was distinguished by some of the most innovative science for combatting tuberculosis and its co-infections seen in r......

2017 awards honour both lifetime achievement and young researchers

Each year The Union presents awards at The Union World Conference on Lung Health. This year six awards were presented, honouring contributions to tuberculosis and lung health.

New survey launched on The Union's technical publications: tell us what you think

The survey explores how technical publications are used and how they can be improved and takes no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Guadalajara hosts the 6th President’s Centennial Dinner

The 6th President’s Centennial Dinner took place at Hospicio Cabañas, on Tuesday, 10 October. Around 150 Union supporters gathered to celebrate its 97-year history and to admire the beauty and grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Union response to STREAM clinical trial preliminary results for nine-month treatment regimen of multidrug-resistant TB

Dr Paula I Fujiwara said: “The Union is pleased with the performance of the nine-month regimen in the STREAM trial. We believe that this regimen has been shown to be feasible...and should continue to result in good treatment outcomes for patients."

STREAM clinical trial results provide vital insight into nine-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Preliminary results from Stage 1 of the STREAM randomised clinical trial show that the nine-month treatment regimen being tested achieved favourable outcomes in almost 80 percent of those treated.

New study announced linking diabetes with latent TB infection

Coinciding with World Obesity Day the opening press conference of The Union World Conference highlighted a study linking diabetes with latent TB infection.

Doors open for the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Delegates representing 100 countries will take part in this annual gathering of researchers, scientists, healthcare professionals, civil society organisations and students – united by a commitment to improving lung health.

Host city of Union World Conference launches plan to tackle non-communicable diseases

Guadalajara, host city of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, has announced a new scheme to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs] under the Partnership for Healthy Cities – to make its streets ‘more walkable, bikeable and liveable’.

Open-access journal Public Health Action broadens scope

The editorial board of The Union's online, open access journal, Public Health Action, is changing to represent a wider range of health expertise, with more editors from disease-endemic countries and from a wider group of organisations and backgrounds.

Union World Conference plenary sessions gather experts to discuss the latest developments and challenges in lung health

The plenary sessions of this year’s Union World Conference on Lung Health featured a host of experts and dignitaries addressing the key issues the global lung health community currently faces.

“The Union has found an ingenious way to bring together experts to find solutions for global TB control – nowhere is this more evident than in the field of zoonotic TB”, Dr Adrian Muwonge, Chair, Zoonotic TB Sub-Section

Almost a year ago, one of the runaway news stories at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool was the revelation that a vet had caught animal (or zoonotic) tuberculosis (TB) whi......

Asia Pacific Mayors Commit to Advancing Tobacco Control and NCD Prevention

Mayors and health officials representing 21 cities from 10 Asia Pacific countries concluded a two-day tobacco control conference with a commitment to introduce and enforce policies proven to reduce tobacco use within their jurisdictions.