Regional Office Directors

Group photo of the Institute Directors at the April 2014 meeting in Paris

Prabodh Bhambal

Prabodh Bhambal

Director, The Union Asia Pacific Office

Prabodh Bhambal was appointed Director of The Union Asia Pacific Office in February 2016. He brings over 20 years of experience in budget, finance and project management to this new position. He continues to serve as The Union's Deputy Executive Director and CFO.

The Union Asia Pacific Office (UAP) is the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Asia Pacific Ltd., a registered charity in Singapore and Union organisational member. Strong on tobacco control, it is expanding to include TB, road safety and other issues.

José Luis Castro

José Luis Castro

President & CEO, Vital Strategies

José Luis Castro is President and CEO of Vital Strategies, The Union affiliate formed through the uniting of The Union North America (UNA) and World Lung Foundation in 2016. He is guiding the development of this US-based international public health organisation and also serves as The Union's Executive Director.

Vital Strategies is a Union affiliate formed through the uniting of The Union North America and World Lung Foundation. It focuses on tuberculosis, tobacco control, maternal and child health, road safety and other issues.


Dr Jamhoih (Jamie) Tonsing

Dr Jamhoih (Jamie) Tonsing

Director, The Union South-East Asia Office

Dr Jamhoih (Jamie) Tonsing trained as a psychiatrist but soon changed her focus to TB. She worked on projects across South-East Asia for WHO and Family Health International before moving back to her native India as Director of The Union South-East Asia Office in 2014.

The Union South-East Asia Office (USEA), established in 2003, was The Union’s first region office. Today USEA coordinates Project Axshya's massive TB outreach effort; manages tobacco control grants and conducts operational research, training and other activities.