The Union congratulates the Government of Brazil for its efforts to hold the tobacco industry legally liable for the harm it causes

The Union today welcomed the filing of a lawsuit by the Government of Brazil against British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International (PMI)

50th Union World Conference on Lung Health launched in Hyderabad ahead of World TB day.

Some 6000 delegates – political leaders, doctors, researchers, nurses, celebrities and activists – expected to attend the four day event

STREAM clinical trial results prove that a nine-month treatment regimen for MDR-TB is as effective as the 20-month regimen

Final results are released today in the New England Journal of Medicine and just ahead of World TB Day on 24 March

Appointment of former tobacco industry director as Deputy Minister of Commerce in the Turkish Government must be revoked

The Union calls for the Turkish Government to revoke the appointment of Mr Riza Tuna Turagay – a Director of British American Tobacco until January 2019 – as Deputy Minister of Commerce by Presidential decree.

Hitting tuberculosis for six (in Hindi)

HINDI version: Cricket tournament and summit to pledge support for a TB free India by 2025

Hitting tuberculosis for six

Top Indian parliamentarians to participate in cricket tournament and summit to pledge support for a TB free India by 2025

Ending The Emergency

The 50th Union World Conference On Lung Health comes to India, the country with the world’s highest tuberculosis burden

Tuberculosis at the crossroads: human rights and TB science under the spotlight at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in The Hague

More than 3500 researchers, policy makers and advocates will gather at the World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands 24-27 October.

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

Research led by researchers from The Union South-East Asia Office has been published in Global Health Action journal

The Union Statement on UN HLM on TB

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease expresses its disappointment at the no-show of European Heads of State attending the first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in New York on Wednesday September 26.

The Union applauds presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at UN HLM

The Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease applauds the confirmation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis on Wednesday September 26.

Groundbreaking studies prompt The Union to urge global leaders to scale up commitment to TB prevention and treatment

Results from two new studies show that TB medicine rifampin offers less toxic, shorter, more tolerable treatment option for latent tuberculosis (TB), representing a potential paradigm shift for TB prevention around the world.

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.