India can be a global leader in TB research, says Union-co-authored op-ed

The Wire magazine has today published an op-ed highlighting India, a rapidly developing economy and home to one-quarter of the global TB burden, as holding immense potential to lead the world in eradicating TB

Prevention the goal of new Union online course on latent TB infection

A new Union course focussed on the care of individuals with latent tuberculosis infection will be launched at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October.

Prevention, people and partnerships at the 19th Conference of The Union Latin America Region

The Union’s Executive Director José Luis Castro issued a positive call to action for all involved in the fight to end TB to focus on strategies based on people, partnerships – and perhaps most crucially of all – prevention.

The Union’s work highlighted at Chinese Medical Association’s annual conference

The Union launched the Chinese version of its guide for managing Diabetes Mellitus-Tuberculosis at the annual conference of the TB Branch of the Chinese Medical Association.

“To effectively control TB, we must consider TB’s co-morbidities. Despite this, many TB and diabetes professionals lack awareness of this linkage.”

Professor Lin Yan is Senior Advisor to The Union, working with the Department of TB and HIV, providing research and technical assistance on TB and other public health issues in China and around the world.

Khin Mar Aye: “The support has helped me to stay on my treatment, even through the difficult times.”

The story of Khin Mar Aye, a woman living in the Ye-U Township in the Sagaing region of Myanmar, who was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

STOP partners reveal that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is spending more on PR than on scientific research

An analysis of a 2018 tax return of the Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World sheds light on the organisation’s funding activities.

The Union congratulates Chad on adopting policy preventing tobacco industry interference

The Government of Chad has adopted a draft decree to prevent tobacco industry interference in policy-making, in line with Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

New mentorship programme launched to support and connect Union members

The Union has launched a new mentorship programme, exclusively for Union members. Mentorship Moments offers Union members an opportunity to gather expertise and advice from more experienced Union members and staff.

Leaders meet to explore the future of TB innovation and research

The Permanent Mission of South Africa in Geneva, supported by The Union and other NGO partners, brought together United Nations Missions for a briefing on tuberculosis research and innovation

Smokefree Hyderabad initiative launched in the lead up to the Union World Conference

"Smokefree Hyderabad" will ensure that smokefree laws are implemented in all public places in the city to protect people from secondhand smoke exposure

Local use of TB data in Zimbabwe led to improved data quality and better TB care

Study results showed that empowering staff at local-level TB clinics to collect, tabulate, analyse and use their TB data, led to improvements in diagnoses and treatment.

The Union in Brazil marks World No Tobacco Day by releasing impactive study results

Results from a new study show that Brazil’s tobacco control actions may have contributed to significant reductions in neonatal and infant mortality over the last two decades.

Making Tobacco Control A Priority to Achieve Lung Health: Joint Press Release

A joint press release to mark World No Tobacco Day 2019 was made by the Framework Convention Alliance and The Union

Union letter to WHO regarding treatment guidelines

The Union's letter to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization in response to concerns raised by partner organisations over the latest drug-resistant tuberculosis guidelines issued by the WHO.