Tribute to Edith Alarcón Arrascue

The Union is sad to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Edith Alarcón Arrascue, on 27 August 2019, in Lima, Peru.

Union hosts Challenge TB India dissemination event

The Union South-East Asia hosted an event to celebrate the achievements of the Challenge TB project in India

Community-based active case finding in India can test and treat more people with TB in hard-to-reach tribal areas

A Union project in Chhattisgarh, India, is conducting active case-finding among tribal communities in Narainpur and Kondagoan districts.

“I'm really proud to be in the team spearheading the movement towards better use of existing public health programme data for improving programme performance.”

Dr Srinath Satyanarayana, Deputy Director of The Union’s Centre for Operational Research is driven by his strong belief in evidence-based programme planning and implementation in public health.

Study shows World TB Day effective in raising awareness of tuberculosis but gaps remain

Results show that World TB Day raises the worldwide awareness of TB, although for some specific high-burden countries the trend is more erratic.

Union welcomes FDA approval of TB Alliance’s BPaL treatment for drug-resistant TB

A new treatment developed by the TB Alliance has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for some of the most drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis

The Child and Adolescent TB Centre of Excellence

The Union launches the Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis Centre of Excellence in Uganda, to promote collaboration and learning across the Africa region to prevent needless child and adolescent TB deaths.

Union President Elect Professor Guy Marks shortlisted for top science prize

Union President Elect Professor Guy Marks has been shortlisted for a top scientific prize for his pioneering work on tuberculosis screening.

The Union welcomes China’s plans to regulate e-cigarettes

The Union welcomes the news that China is planning to regulate e-cigarettes to prevent young people and non-smokers from taking up vaping.

“We look forward to a world free of TB which we know we will achieve with the right political, technical and financial will.”

Dr Christopher Zishiri, Director of The Union Zimbabwe Office, has a positive view of the future, much of which stems from the confidence he has in his team.

STOP exposes tobacco industry allies in 27 countries that are supporting industry efforts to derail tobacco control

The STOP global tobacco industry watchdog, of which The Union is a partner, has launched a new database revealing close to 100 groups which are aiding the tobacco industry in its efforts to undermine public health policies worldwide.

The First International Post-Tuberculosis Symposium at Stellenbosch

Around 65 invited delegates from around the world took part in the two-day event held on Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July

G.B. Migliori and C.C. Leung appointed Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Professor Giovanni Battista Migliori and Dr Chi Chiu Leung have been appointed as joint Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD).

The Union urges the United Nations to reject UN official’s note advocating for collaboration with the tobacco industry

A Union backed letter has been sent to UN Secretary-General urging him to reject note calling for a “more nuanced” relationship between the tobacco industry and the UN system.

Preventing tuberculosis infection the focus of the TB-HIV Symposium in Mexico

The TB-HIV Symposium, held in Mexico in advance of the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science, launched a call to action to reach out to six million people living with HIV with preventive treatment for tuberculosis.