Nepal hosts regional tobacco control leadership programme

Policymakers, civil society and media from across the South East Asia region attended a multi-day course in Kathmandu, Nepal, designed to equip leaders for tobacco control. The Union Singapore offi......

MPOWER Bangladesh: National conference urges progress on core tobacco control polices

A high-level conference held in Dhaka framed the urgent need to reduce tobacco use with stark statistics: 59 percent of premature deaths in Bangladesh are caused by non-communicable diseases. 40 pe......

Union intervention on TB at World Health Assembly urges rapid adoption of WHO guidance to accelerate delivery of new tools

The Union today read out the following intervention at the 70th World Health Assembly urging Member States to ensure WHO guidance is rapidly adopted and implemented to ensure timely scale-up and access to new tools for TB prevention.

Union intervention at the 70th World Health Assembly supporting strengthening synergy between the WHA and COP

Today World Health Assembly Member States voted to introduce mechanisms for the strengthening of synergies between the WHA and the Conference of Parties to the WHO FCTC. As part of the discussion at the Assembly, The Union read the following statement

Union intervention at the 70th World Health Assembly on health of refugees and migrants

Member States attending the WHA today discussed a report on promoting the health of refugees and migrants, and considered a draft resolution proposed by Argentina and Italy. During the discussion at the Assembly, The Union read the following statement.

Russia and South Africa call for TB R&D to be a priority

At an official side event of the World Health Assembly co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, the panel discussed the urgent need to accelerate tuberculosis (TB) R&D.

Union intervention at the 70th World Health Assembly on R&D investment

Today at the WHA The Union read a statement highlighting the urgent need for investment in R&D to end TB and informed Member States about the 3P project

Global Charter for Lung Health launched at World Health Assembly, with a call for World Lung Day

The Union’s José Luis Castro today launched the world’s first Global Charter for Lung Health at a side event at the World Health Assembly, attended by Uruguay’s Public Health Minister.

On 26 May Union to present ‘3P project’ at WHA side event: Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Agenda

Tomorrow, at 12:30PM CEST, The Union will participate with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, in a World Health Assembly side meeting: Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Agenda.

Countries call for tobacco control to be prioritised at the World Health Assembly

Official delegations from ten countries have called for tobacco control to be prioritised at this, and future, meetings of the World Health Assembly (WHA), stating that reducing tobacco use is central to protecting and promoting health.

Union Intervention at the 70th World Health Assembly on AMR

At the 70th World Health Assembly, The Union calls on Member States to include TB as part of the response to AMR - particularly a need to combat the inadequacies of current vaccines, diagnostics and treatment for TB.

The Union congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization

Today, the WHO Member States elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to a five-year term as the new Director-General of the WHO. Dr Tedros is former Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected Director-General of the World Health Organization

The Union congratulates the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and encourages him to implement much needed reform.

Union Executive Director José Luis Castro: new World Health Organization head must lead deep reform

In an opinion piece published in RealClearHealth today, The Union's Executive Director, José Luis Castro, writes of the need for the new WHO Director-General to lead a deep reform agenda.

World No Tobacco Day webinar on sustainable development and tobacco

In the lead up to World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on 31 May, The Union participated in a special webinar 'A Tobacco Endgame is Imperative for Sustainable Development'.