International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Local use of TB data in Zimbabwe led to improved data quality and better TB care

The results of a retrospective cohort study conducted by The Union in collaboration with the Zimbabwe National TB Control Programme (NTP) showed that empowering staff at local-level TB clinics to collect, tabulate, analyse and use their TB data, led to improvements in diagnoses and treatment.

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50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Scholarship applications are now open

The Union offers a limited number of scholarships for individuals affected by lung disease, invited symposia speakers, authors of accepted abstracts and community volunteers.

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May 2019 edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its May 2019 newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including The Union's interventions at the 72nd World Health Assembly, a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro on World No Tobacco Day 2019 with a focus on smoking as a major risk factor for TB, information about new available resources online and upcoming events.

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IJTLD May 2019 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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The Union highlights child TB on the International Day of Families

Today, May 15, on the United Nation’s International Day of Families, The Union highlights the urgent call to action against child tuberculosis (TB).

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IJTLD April 2019 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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April 2019 edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its April 2019 newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro about the importance of TB in the universal health coverage agenda. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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Community Connect submissions for 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place on 30 October - 2 November 2019 in Hyderabad, India under the theme Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action.  

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“This is a problem we can solve. We just need people to care.”

Sixteen tuberculosis (TB) survivors met with leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to share their experiences with those who have responsibility for determining the US government’s response to TB both in the US and worldwide. This was part of World TB Survivor Advocacy Day – an annual event coordinated by the US-based TB Roundtable, on whose secretariat The Union serves with other partner organisations.

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March 2019 issue of Public Health Action now online

Public Health Action is the free access, online journal of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The journal focuses on tuberculosis, lung health, non-communicable diseases and related public health issues.

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