Regional and Country Office Directors

Prabodh Bhambal

Prabodh Bhambal

Director, The Union Asia Pacific Office, Interim Country Director, The Union South-East Asia Office

Prabodh Bhambal brings over 20 years of experience in budget, finance and project management to this position. He also serves 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.

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.

Gustavo Sóñora

Gustavo Sóñora

Regional Director of Latin America and Director of The Union Mexico Office

Gustavo has been working for The Union since 2008. He has been a long-time champion for tobacco control in the region and a well-respected tobacco control expert particularly in issues related to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and interference from the tobacco industry. A native from Uruguay, Gustavo has played a key role in helping the Uruguayan government in passing some of the most progressive policies in tobacco control and winning the landmark legal case against Philip Morris.

Regional Director of Latin America and Director of The Union Mexico Office: overall leadership, development, coordination, implementation and promotion of The Union’s tobacco control activities in the Latin America Region.


Nick Southern

Nick Southern

Director, The Union Office in Myanmar

Nick Southern brings 30 years of experience in global development to his work in Myanmar. He has previously worked on issues from sustainable programme development and policy formulation to disaster response and community engagement. Most recently, he was Southern Africa Regional Director for Save the Children International.

The Union Office in Myanmar is a registered international non-governmental organisation in Myanmar since 2012. Located in Mandalay, it provides TB, HIV and TB-HIV services with the Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health and other partners. 

John Paul Dongo

John Paul Dongo

Acting Director, The Union Uganda Office

The Union Uganda Office: In 2007, The Union Uganda Office in Kampala became our first country office in Africa. It currently focuses on the SPARK-TB project funded by TB REACH.