The First International Post-Tuberculosis Symposium at Stellenbosch

Around 65 invited delegates from around the world took part in the two-day event held on Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July

G.B. Migliori and C.C. Leung appointed Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Professor Giovanni Battista Migliori and Dr Chi Chiu Leung have been appointed as joint Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD).

The Union urges the United Nations to reject UN official’s note advocating for collaboration with the tobacco industry

A Union backed letter has been sent to UN Secretary-General urging him to reject note calling for a “more nuanced” relationship between the tobacco industry and the UN system.

Preventing tuberculosis infection the focus of the TB-HIV Symposium in Mexico

The TB-HIV Symposium, held in Mexico in advance of the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science, launched a call to action to reach out to six million people living with HIV with preventive treatment for tuberculosis.

IJTLD review examines animal models to further explore the dual burden of tuberculosis and diabetes

The paper summarises findings from a number of animal studies that help to explain the clinical features of TB-DM comorbidity in humans.

In memoriam: Professor Victorino Farga Cuesta

Professor Victorino Farga Cuesta, former Executive Director of The Union and Honorary Member, died this week on 15 July, having just turned 92.

The Union supports SEATCA’s campaign against latest attempts by PMI to undermine tobacco control

SEATCA’s campaign centres around the Foundation for a Smoke-free World’s attempt to trademark the title “Smoke-Free Index” for its new tool

Union study in Myanmar spurs improved adolescent-specific care in HIV care programmes

Improved services catering towards adolescents living with HIV have increased retention of young people treated through The Union’s Integrated HIV Care (IHC) Programme in Myanmar.

The Union advocates for inclusion of TB medicine on WHO Essential Medicines List

A letter is written to the World Health Organization requesting gatifloxacin be included on the WHO Essential Medicines List

India can be a global leader in TB research, says Union-co-authored op-ed

The Wire magazine has today published an op-ed highlighting India, a rapidly developing economy and home to one-quarter of the global TB burden, as holding immense potential to lead the world in eradicating TB

Prevention the goal of new Union online course on latent TB infection

A new Union course focussed on the care of individuals with latent tuberculosis infection will be launched at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October.

Prevention, people and partnerships at the 19th Conference of The Union Latin America Region

The Union’s Executive Director José Luis Castro issued a positive call to action for all involved in the fight to end TB to focus on strategies based on people, partnerships – and perhaps most crucially of all – prevention.

The Union’s work highlighted at Chinese Medical Association’s annual conference

The Union launched the Chinese version of its guide for managing Diabetes Mellitus-Tuberculosis at the annual conference of the TB Branch of the Chinese Medical Association.

“To effectively control TB, we must consider TB’s co-morbidities. Despite this, many TB and diabetes professionals lack awareness of this linkage.”

Professor Lin Yan is Senior Advisor to The Union, working with the Department of TB and HIV, providing research and technical assistance on TB and other public health issues in China and around the world.

Khin Mar Aye: “The support has helped me to stay on my treatment, even through the difficult times.”

The story of Khin Mar Aye, a woman living in the Ye-U Township in the Sagaing region of Myanmar, who was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis