New position paper on e-cigarettes and youth released by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies [FIRS]

FIRS have today launched a new position paper in the European Respiratory Journal that warns about the impact of electronic cigarette use among young people.

The right to life – Bangladesh’s tobacco control laws designed to uphold a fundamental principle

Syed Mahbubul Alam is The Union’s technical advisor on tobacco control for Bangladesh. He began his battle for tobacco control in the late 1990s when he became involved in a campaign against a British American Tobacco promotion.

Tobacco: Now is the time to get to the heart of the matter

A message from José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union, on World No Tobacco Day 2018

Brazil ratifies the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Brazil has joined a group of countries committed to reducing tobacco use by stamping out the illegal tobacco trade.

New Union report exposes silent epidemic of child TB

The Union launches a new report today, Silent Epidemic: A Call to Action Against Child Tuberculosis, calling for urgent action to protect children from tuberculosis.

Statement delivered at the 71st World Health Assembly on the preparation for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on Tuberculosis

At a Member States discussion at today’s World Health Assembly on the up-coming United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, The Union delivered the following intervention.

Statement delivered at the 71st World Health Assembly calling for air pollution to be addressed

As part of the Member States discussion on a report from the WHO Director-General on the impact on health of environment and climate change, The Union in partnership with the NCD Alliance and Vital Strategies read the following statement.

Union intervention at the 71st World Health Assembly on medicine and vaccine shortage

The Union issues a response to a programme of WHO’s work on access to medicines and vaccines, including activities, actions and deliverables for the period 2019−2023.

The Union hosts event at WHA to advance action ahead of the High-Level Meeting on TB

In just four months’ time, the first ever UN HLM on TB will be held in New York. The Union is urging world leaders to commit to closing the gaps on TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Newly released report shows smoking rates continue to fall in Uruguay -- a result of sustained commitment to public health policy

Uruguay reduced smoking rates from 25 percent in 2009 to 21.6 percent in 2017, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, a worldwide standard to monitor tobacco use among those who are 15 years and older.

Best practice in TB nursing

On International Nurses Day (12 May) The Union supports the day’s call to action that no matter the location, no matter the setting, healthcare should be accessible to all.

Education is key to empowering patients to manage asthma conditions

On World Asthma Day, The Union calls on greater empowerment for patients in the treatment of this deadly disease, via global investment in education and awareness-raising on the management of asthma conditions.

Georgia implements comprehensive reforms to protect people from the harms of tobacco use

Strong new legislation to reduce tobacco use and protect people from the harms of smoking comes into force in Georgia.

“I started to apply the short treatment regimen in my new country. Most of my patients are now cured and we maintain a durable friendship with them and their families.”

As the Co-ordinator of the Drug Resistant TB Programme, Alberto has over 27 years experience working in Public Health in low-income countries in Africa specialising in TB, HIV, Malaria and, of course, MDR-TB.

Global Parliamentarians meet in New York to garner political will to end TB

Members of the Global TB Caucus, a group of more than 2,300 parliamentarians from 132 countries committed to ending tuberculosis (TB), met in New York this week and called on world leaders to atten......