Adapting a TB contact investigation strategy for COVID-19

Letter to the IJTLD's editors regarding contact investigation as an important strategy to detect and isolate infection sources and reduce continuing transmission.

World TB Day statement on CEPHEID rapid testing for COVID-19

CEPHEID rapid testing for COVID-19 designed to operate on any of Cepheid's more than 23,000 automated GeneXpert® Systems worldwide, with a detection time of approximately 45 minutes.

Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess of Japan shares message of support on World TB Day

Statement from Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess of Japan on World TB Day 2020.

COVID-19 in focus on World TB Day: The Union stands in solidarity and with resilience in the fight against two airborne diseases - TB and COVID-19

The Union stands in solidarity and with resilience in the fight against two airborne diseases: TB and COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis control in China

Letter to the editors of the IJTLD regarding actions and strategies to combat COVID-19 in China and the potential adverse effects on the control of other infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis (TB).

“World TB Day reminds me that through our individual commitments, collectively, we can eradicate TB.”

Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, immediate past-President of The Union (2016-2019), remains personally dedicated to the common goal of TB elimination.

Impact of the global COVID-19 outbreak on the management of other communicable diseases

COVID-19 is increasingly the top differential diagnosis in any person with a fever and/or cough regardless of duration. TB, measles, and other respiratory pathogens can present with similar symptoms, and should be tested where relevant.

Selected tuberculosis research papers made free to mark World TB Day

A curated collection of featured content from The Union’s monthly, peer-reviewed scientific journal, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is now free to mark World TB Day 2020.

New diseases and old threats: lessons from tuberculosis for the COVID-19 response

Complementary COVID-19 and TB responses can assist in curbing both epidemics to save lives.

Statement from The Union regarding COVID-19

The Union undertakes to use its resources, including its membership network, its conferences, webinars and publications, its communications team and its technical team to support the global response to the challenge of COVID-19.

IJTLD Editor in Chief on the benefits of face masks in slowing the spread of COVID-19

Editor in Chief Dr CC Leung and colleagues Dr Lam and Dr Cheng discuss the benefits to infection control that face masks can bring.

Addiction at Any Cost – new STOP report reveals scale of PMI’s deception

In-depth analysis revealing the scale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s current campaign to deceive the public, infiltrate health policy and profit from an epidemic.

Bogor, Indonesia, wins court case to uphold the city’s ban on the display of tobacco products at point-of-sale

In 2017, Bogor became the first Indonesian city to implement a point-of-sale tobacco display ban as part of its smokefree law.

The Union celebrates 15th Anniversary of the FCTC

The Union is joining today’s celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Geneva, Switzerland

Union welcomes launch of global collaboration to develop transformative treatment regimens for TB

The Union welcomes the announcement that a new global collaboration of philanthropic, non-profit and private sector organisations will work together to accelerate the development of novel treatment regimens capable of treating all forms of TB.