On World Lung Cancer Day, FIRS commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer

On World Lung Cancer Day, 1 August 2018, The Union, alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorate, celebrate and support those impacted by lung cancer.

New Report Exposes Silent Epidemic of Child TB

The Union published a new report today, “Silent Epidemic: A Call to Action Against Child Tuberculosis”, calling for urgent action to protect children from tuberculosis

Largest ever whole-of-population study on the impact of TB and HIV interventions on the burden of TB launched in sub-Saharan African communities

A new EUR 12.9 million project has been launched, measuring the impact of a combination TB and HIV intervention when delivered to the entire population of 14 urban, high prevalence communities in South Africa and Zambia.

Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on governments for political commitment and action to end TB

On World TB Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on the United Nations General Assembly to commit to the urgent changes needed to end tuberculosis, in their first High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB.

The City of The Hague to light up iconic landmarks for World TB Day

The Hague, The Netherlands, will join cities across the globe emblazoning its landmarks in red to mark World TB Day on 24 March and to shine a light on the city as the host for the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October.

Guide to delivering high quality care for TB patients launched (PDF 115 KB)

On Universal Health Coverage Day updated guide supports front line staff to offer quality health care to every TB patient around the world

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg to attend WCTOH (PDF 170 KB)

The World Conference on Tobacco or Health is to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 7-9 March 2018.

World COPD Day, November 15, 2017: A Look at the Many Faces of COPD (PDF 87 KB)

In support of World COPD Day, FIRS joins patients, health care professionals, nonprofit organisations, and government agencies in coming together today to take action against one of the world’s most prevalent respiratory diseases.

World Pneumonia Day on November 12, 2017 (PDF 52 KB)

In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for global efforts to stop pneumonia and strengthen strategies to protect, prevent and treat pneumonia.

STREAM clinical trial results provide vital insight into nine-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (PDF 87 KB)

Preliminary results from Stage 1 of the STREAM randomised clinical trial show that the nine-month treatment regimen being tested achieved favourable outcomes in almost 80 percent of those treated.

Wirelessly Observed Therapy could revolutionise tuberculosis treatment, researchers to tell the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico, 11-14 October, 2017 (PDF 60 KB)

A range of new technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis to be unveiled for the first time in Guadalajara.

The Union welcomes the WHO's recognition of TB alongside other pathogens as priority for R&D

The Union welcomes the WHO’s Priority Pathogen Report, released today, highlighting drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) as a priority for research and development in the battle against AMR.

Breakthrough research linking diabetes and TB infection to be announced at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara (PDF 153 KB)

Conference to be opened by the Mexican Secretary of Health, Dr José Narro Robles and feature address by H.E. Dr Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas, President of Uruguay

The Union welcomes major finance firms’ pledge of public support for tobacco control

On World No Tobacco Day, The Union welcomes the announcement from 53 leading finance firms that today affirmed their public support for international efforts to reduce tobacco use under the WHO FCTC.

Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) issues five key points, critical to addressing tuberculosis epidemic (PDF 125 KB)

In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges action on five united strategies to ensure the aim of ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 becomes achievable, despite new and emerging challenges.