Tackling TB stigma – a necessary step toward humanising TB

Blessi Kumar - CEO of the Global Coalition of TB Activists and an elected Board Member for The Union - stressed the need for change in the TB community in how it prioritises stigmatisation issues.

Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on governments for political commitment and action to end TB

On World TB Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on the United Nations General Assembly to commit to the urgent changes needed to end TB, in their first High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB.

In Memoriam: Professor David Cooper

The Union marks the passing of Professor David Cooper - the Inaugural Director of the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society and the Past President of the International AIDS Society (IAS).

Media invited to register for World TB Day Webinar

The Politics of TB in 2018: Multisectoral Accountability. In the lead-up to World TB Day, 24 March, The Union has partnered with Citizen News Service to discuss why a multisectoral response to TB is non-negotiable.

Ending TB in India is essential to the ultimate End TB strategy – The Union statement on Delhi End TB Summit

The Union fully supports the convening of the Delhi End TB Summit, which affirms the commitment of the region’s politicians and ministers to galvanising a joined-up approach to tackling the global TB crisis.

On International Women’s Day high-level plenary speakers at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) discussed Women, Development and Tobacco Control

Plenary presenters at WCTOH on International Women’s Day called for equity in tobacco control leadership, for gender and sex to be incorporated into research as standard, and for greater implementation of the WHO FCTC.

22nd Conference of The Union North America Region focuses on bringing innovation to community engagement and patient-centred care

The 22nd Annual Conference of The Union North America Region welcomed delegates to the first day of sessions.

Project Axshya equips HIV treatment centres with tools and training for rapid TB diagnoses

The Union’s project Axshya, through implementation partner REACH, facilitates the collection and transportation of sputum samples from HIV centres to sites equipped with Xpert MTB/RIF machine......

Union Zimbabwe Office holds media engagement workshops to decrease stigma and encourage accurate reporting

The Union Zimbabwe Office conducted a series of media engagement activities with health journalists and senior editors from national press outlets with the aim to increase coverage of tuberculosis ......

Operational Research courses in Africa strengthen health systems through capacity building

The Union’s Centre for Operational Research recently ran two SORT IT courses in Kenya and Uganda to equip public health professionals and healthcare providers with the skills necessary to con......

“The Call to Action campaign has advocacy at its core and, through innovative campaigning, has contributed to the noise around TB in India and the political commitment we are now seeing.”

As Regional Director for The Union’s South-East Asia office (USEA), Dr Jamhoih (Jamie) Tonsing oversees a region that presents some of the world’s most pressing public health issues.

El Salvador launches collaboration with The Union to step up implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The strategic partnership aims to expedite reductions in tobacco use by developing a national tobacco control policy, strengthening tobacco control legislation, and promoting tobacco tax reform.

“The TB epidemic is sustained by broad injustices…this has to change.” Declaring our rights on World Day of Social Justice, 20 February

World Day of Social Justice (20 February) is the ideal time to reflect on how the concept of justice underpins the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.

Global Fund awards Zimbabwe US$ 502 million to support HIV, TB and malaria elimination

The Global Fund has awarded Zimbabwe a new grant totalling US$ 502 million in healthcare funding to support HIV, TB and malaria programmes over the next three years.

TREAT TB trains 100 nurses in clinical management of MDR-TB in the Philippines

Nurses from facilities across two high-burden regions of the Philippines attended training sessions on clinical management of MDR-TB as part of an ongoing nationwide effort to intensify TB case-finding, diagnosis and treatment in the country.