Statement from The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) on Bedaquiline access, India (PDF 281 KB)

Drug-resistant TB is one of the most terrible diseases that any person can ever face. The health system must do everything in its power to provide access to effective treatments for every patient.

World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 7th Conference of the Parties Begins in New Delhi, India (PDF 236KB)

Tobacco use is still the greatest preventable cause of death worldwide. It claims more than six million lives each year. In total it is projected to kill up to one billion people this century unless there is a coordinated and sustained intervention.

An innovative new tool to assess the sustainability of national tobacco control programmes launched by The Union

The Index of Tobacco Control Sustainability (ITCS) has been launched by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to assist countries to assess and guide national tobacco control programmes to become sustainable.

Natural Disasters and Weak Health Systems Force Innovative Approaches to Delivering Tuberculosis Treatment and Care: Studies

New research announced today demonstrates the innovation needed to maintain tuberculosis (TB) treatment and care in the face of natural disasters and weak health systems.

New Links Found Between Tuberculosis and Non-communicable Diseases

A series of new research announced today demonstrates linkages between tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease, and non-communicable diseases including chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Research Finds Promise in Shorter, More Effective Approaches to Treating Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (PDF 346 KB)

With improper treatment, drug-resistance can develop quickly. Health clinics are missing opportunities to diagnose drug-resistant TB sooner, studies show. New research was presented at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

Breakthrough study demonstrates far shorter, more effective treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), with majority cured (PDF 334KB)

Final results demonstrated nine-month treatment had 82% success rate, compared with previous standard that required more than 20 months of treatment and achieved cure rates below 55%

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health Announces “Community Common” Programme Highlights (PDF 97KB)

Highlights include Mini-Football Tournament and Live Open Fire Display of New Clean Cook-stove Technology That Can Reduce Deadly Childhood Pneumonia

High rate of patients cured of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in landmark study: final results to be announced at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health (PDF 99KB)

The conference will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, 26-29 October, 2016

Experts Call for Action Against Food- and Animal-borne Tuberculosis (PDF 166 KB)

Public call made in advance of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Mexico will host the 48th World Conference on Lung Health (PDF 110KB)

The conference will be held in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, from 11-14 October 2017

Vietnam in turning point against tobacco: National survey highlights progress as well as priority areas for the future (PDF 236 KB)

The Union and University of Aberdeen launch new free toolkit for measuring air quality in hospitality venues (PDF 223KB)

HE Mr Andrej Kiska, President, Slovak Republic, to speak at the 7th Union Europe Region Conference on Lung Health (PDF 418KB)

World No Tobacco Day: Plain packaging for e-cigarettes?