International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Indonesian government signs historic Bali Declaration targeting looming co-epidemic of TB and diabetes

The Bali Declaration unites more than 100 global health officials and experts behind a global campaign to fight the twin scourge of TB and diabetes. New data show 1 in 4 people with TB also have diabetes in hot spots in India.

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Bali Summit: Coordinated TB-diabetes treatment needed across all levels of the health system

2 November 2015 - “We have the ability and responsibility to address a growing public health crisis that needs urgent action. I am here to say we at The Union accept this challenge. We have to unite efforts in the fight against TB and diabetes. And we must take action now,” said The Union’s Executive Director, José Luis Castro, in a speech that opened Stopping a Looming Co-Epidemic: A Global Summit on Diabetes and Tuberculosis.

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The Union: New WHO report underscores action needed against TB and diabetes

28 October 2015 (Paris, France) – Today health officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva released a comprehensive report on the global scale of tuberculosis, a contagious airborne disease. The report includes startling new data—chiefly, that TB has replaced HIV/AIDS as the world’s most deadly infectious disease, measured by numbers of people who died from the illness in 2014. The report comes just as global health experts are set to convene early next week to address TB and its relationship with another major disease that is rapidly increasing: diabetes. Together, the two diseases present a looming co-epidemic.

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November 2015 issue of the IJTLD 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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Health officials urge action against TB and diabetes

Bali summit marks first major effort to mount defense against looming co-epidemic. 

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October 2015 issue of the IJTLD 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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Call to Action for A TB-Free India

The Call to Action for a TB-Free India is a campaign to bring together all stakeholders to unite against TB. The campaign is part of the Global Challenge TB project, funded by USAID, and implemented in India by The Union South-East Asia Office in close collaboration with Government of India. Recent meetings were held for civil society organisations and corporate leaders, and the campaign will culminate in a Call to Action Summit in March 2016.

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September 2015 issue of PHA now online

Public Health Action is The Union's free access, online journal. The journal aims to promote the vision of The Union, Health solutions for the poor, by disseminating new knowledge on health systems and health services for vulnerable groups, with a priority on tuberculosis, lung health, non-communicable diseases and related public health issues.

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Indonesian TB-diabetes consensus signed

Seven health professional organisations in Indonesia have joined together to sign a consensus statement on tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus – two diseases whose inter-relationship is causing great concern.

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Operational research conducted in Union courses yields national policy change in India

The Central TB Division (CTD) of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced policy changes based on operational research (OR) conducted by participants in The Union–Médecins sans Frontières OR courses in 2011–2012.

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