The Union joins Project ECHO to provide virtual support and share knowledge

Joining Project ECHO provides opportunities for The Union to use this model for other training and knowledge sharing activities.

Union webinar on new latent TB infection guidelines now open access

The webinar, LTBI: New guidelines from the WHO; getting away from INH, examines various treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection – essential in preventing TB before the disease progresses.

The Union highlights child TB on the International Day of Families

Today, on the United Nation’s International Day of Families, The Union highlights the urgent call to action against child tuberculosis.

Economist Intelligence Unit report underscores major gaps in world’s response to drug-resistant tuberculosis

The Union welcomes a report published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit that highlights the huge gaps in the current response to drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and includes staggering n......

World Asthma Day: STOP for asthma

On World Asthma Day, 7 May, FIRS calls for health professionals to evaluate their approach to testing and treating people with this deadly condition and to improve access to basic, effective asthma treatment around the world.

The Union’s statement on FDA’s decision to authorise sale of IQOS in the US

The Union is concerned with the FDA decision this week to authorise Philip Morris International’s IQOS – which heat rather than burn tobacco using a battery-powered system – for sale in the United States.

The 7th Conference of the Union Asia Pacific Region, Manila, Philippines

Hundreds of delegates from across the Asia Pacific region came together last week in Manila, Philippines for a wide range of sessions and symposia, covering TB and other respiratory diseases at the 7th Conference of the Union Asia Pacific Region.

19th Conference of The Union Latin America Region to be held in Panama

The Union will hold its 19th Conference of The Union Latin America Region from 3-6 July in Panama, in conjunction with the Latin American Thorax Association’s (ALAT, for its initials in Spanish) 12th Annual Congress.

“Being part of The Union is being part of a movement. A movement focused on advancing solutions to improve the health of people living in poverty.”

A profile of Professor Kevin Mortimer, The Union’s Director of Lung Health

The Union statement on the importance of TB in Universal Health Coverage

The Union formally submitted a statement at an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing in New York, as part of the preparatory process for the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage.

Health Organisations Call on The Walt Disney Company to Terminate Vice Media Partnership with Philip Morris International

A coalition of eight national and international health organisations today urged Disney to require its partner network, Vice, to terminate its relationship with Philip Morris International, the world’s largest manufacturer and seller of cigarettes.

The 8th President’s Centennial Dinner to be held at Taj Falaknuma Palace – one of the finest palaces in India

Union members and benefactors will join distinguished and high-level guests to attend the 8th President’s Centennial Dinner at the Taj Falaknuma Palace – one of the finest palaces ......

“This is a problem we can solve. We just need people to care.” TB survivors meet with US politicians to push for more funding to end TB

Sixteen tuberculosis survivors met with leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to share their experiences with those who have responsibility for determining the US government’s response to TB both in the US and worldwide.

Experts call for tax rise to address growing NCD burden

The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health has published “Health Taxes to Save Lives”, calling on countries to significantly raise tobacco, alcohol and sugary beverage taxes to save lives and address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases.

José Luis Castro addresses the Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-Free World, Bucharest

José Luis Castro, Executive Director of The Union, spoke at the first Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-Free World, on the ongoing tobacco epidemic and what is needed to create an actionable plan to end it.