46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Cape Town, South Africa:

Theme: A New Agenda: Lung Health beyond 2015


Cape Town International Convention Centre

Website: http://capetown.worldlunghealth.org/

Official Language(s): English

The conference theme is “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, which reflects the changing landscape of global public health, and the new era of action that
 we will embark on together in the coming years.

When the World Conference convenes in Cape Town,
 the Millennium Development Goals era will be ending
 as a new development agenda takes hold, guided by 
the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Health Organization’s new Global TB Strategy will be entering its first year of implementation, while the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB will shift into its next phase.

And as the use of e-cigarettes become increasingly widespread, they will continue fundamentally transforming the tobacco control landscape.

The five-day scientific programme will address how
 these new agendas will influence the inter-related
 fights against tuberculosis, HIV, lung disease and non- communicable diseases, as well as the global campaign for tobacco control. We will convene leaders from around the world and identify solutions for achieving success in the post-2015 era of global health and development.