A unified voice on World Lung Day 2018

On World Lung Day we hope that this coming together of our political leaders will encourage an integrated approach to global health and bring about fundamental commitments from countries across the world to both TB and NCDs.

The Union Annual Report 2017

A message from the Executive director on the release of The Unions's annual report

The Union Calls on UN Member States to Implement New Child and Adolescent TB Roadmap

Union responds to the launch of the Roadmap Towards Ending TB in Children and Adolescents, an essential document every country can use to lead a stronger response to child and adolescent TB.

ALAT partnership with The Union announced

Next year, The Union will hold its Conference of The Union Latin America Region in conjunction with the Latin American Thorax Association (ALAT, for its initials in Spanish) Annual Congress from 3-......

Union response to the WHO 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report

The latest Global TB Report has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), just over a week before the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB). Paul Jensen, Director of Policy......

STREAM: Promoting TB prevention, screening and treatment among South Africa’s taxi drivers

Last month, the STREAM Stage 2 community advisory board (CAB) in Durban, South Africa carried out an awareness raising and screening session for tuberculosis (TB) at Emtshebheni Taxi Rank in Inanda......

Global week for action on NCDs: 3-9 Sept

The Union has joined with thousands of individuals and organisations this week for the first ever Global Week for Action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

New report highlights inadequacies in treatment for people with asthma

The Global Asthma Report 2018, launched today (31 August 2018) by the Global Asthma Network, highlights that around 1000 people each day are dying from asthma, yet many people, especially in low- a......

The Union demonstrates impact of child TB in Uganda to visiting parliamentarians, in advance of first ever UN HLM on TB

Between 6-8 August, a parliamentary delegation hosted by The Union in coordination with the Global TB Caucus and other partners visited districts in Uganda that are implementing the DETECT Child Tu......

Official Briefing of United Nations Correspondents ahead of HLM on TB

As part of a series of press briefings, Paula I Fujiwara, The Union´s Scientific Director, briefed members of the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) in New York on the forthcomi......

“TB might well have an image problem. But I can tell you, once you get to know a person who had TB or make friends with someone from a TB-affected community, you will see how powerful their stories are.”

Ingrid Schoeman, Union Achiever Profile, August 2018

Union response to WHO newsflash regarding policy brief on revised MDR-TB guidelines

On 17 August 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a Rapid Communication policy brief announcing the initial outcomes of the guideline development group meeting on the management of m......

Shenzhen city cracks down on illegal sales of cigarettes to children – after survey reveals 78 percent of minors who smoke say they are never asked for proof of age

Tobacco control enforcement teams in Shenzhen, China, have launched a round of targeted inspections of tobacco vendors near schools to ensure the law prohibiting tobacco sales to children is being upheld.

Bloomberg Philanthropies announces The Union as a leader in new US$ 20 million global tobacco industry watchdog

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced The Union as one of the organisations selected to lead a new US$ 20 million project to crack down on tobacco industry influence particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Zimbabwe: High tech trucks to carry out targeted TB screening in high-risk communities

The Union is using state-of-the-art mobile screening trucks to carry out much needed outreach services in priority districts during active case finding campaigns for tuberculosis