WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

The Union joined a ‘call for urgent action’ at the World Health Organization Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health calling to reduce the number of deaths a year due to air pollution from 7 million by two thirds by 2030.

A week of scientific news at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

An unprecedented scientific programme took centre stage last week in The Hague.

The 2018 Union awards recognise significant achievement from across the globe

Every year The Union presents awards at the Union World Conference on Lung Health. The awards are an important and valued way to recognise the work being conducted by those dedicated to lung health......

Action is needed by world leaders to end TB

On the opening day of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, The Union and the TB community have called for world leaders to step forward in the fight to end tuberculosis (TB). Under ......

Union launches field guide for the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis

The Union has launched a new technical resource on drug-resistant tuberculosis management.

The Union applauds world leaders’ commitment to action against zoonotic tuberculosis

The Union applauds the inclusion of bovine and zoonotic TB within the UN political declaration. We urge national health leaders to implement the recommendations of the Roadmap for Zoonotic Tuberculosis.

Indian President launches TB seal campaign

The President of India has inaugurated the 69th TB Seal Campaign of Tuberculosis Association of India. Since 1904, lung health associations have raised millions of dollars in funds for lung disease......

Royal guests to attend the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino of Japan, and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands will both attend the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in The Hag......

The Union’s stance on tobacco control at COP8

At the eighth Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, The Union took the following position on several key areas.

The Union launches a call for applicants for its 2019 SORT IT course in Sri Lanka

The Union’s Centre for Operational Research has launched a call for applications for the Asia Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT), 2019. The upcoming course will......

New operational research finds TB patients diagnosed through active case finding suffer less financial costs

New research led by researchers from The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) South-East Asia Office has found that active case finding (ACF) among marginalised and......

Almost 90 years on, The Hague’s most historic banqueting hall is to host another significant Union event

This October, the 7th President’s Centennial Dinner will be held in the Ridderzaal, Hall of Knights, in The Hague. 86 years ago, members of the Dutch royal family, Her Majesty Emma, mother of......

The Union joins in call to world leaders go above and beyond NCDs declaration

The Union united with nearly 300 civil society organisations in a statement calling on world leaders to go above and beyond the vague and unambitious commitments contained in the Political Declarat......

UN General Assembly adopts first-ever political agenda for ending tuberculosis epidemic

The Union calls on governments to begin acting now. The first-ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending Tuberculosis (TB) produced a historic Political Declaration, with specific,......

The Union and European Respiratory Society launch Public Health Fellowship in Respiratory Infections

The Union and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) are offering a 12-month fellowship in respiratory infections to build capacity in the area of respiratory epidemiological public health, an......