International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

2016 Union World Conference: Call for abstracts and sessions

Online submission of both abstracts and session proposals for the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be open from 1 February to 16 March. The conference will be held in Liverpool, UK on 26–29 October 2016 and will explore the theme of “Confronting Resistance: from fundamentals to innovation.”

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IJTLD February 2016 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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December 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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IJTLD January 2016 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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Studies: Progress against TB hindered by faltering response to disease among key affected populations

A series of new studies on TB among incarcerated persons, bovine strains of TB found in cattle that are transmitting to humans, and TB in children show that key affected populations are facing unique risks. These risks must be addressed in order to end TB by 2035, as called for by the World Health Organization’s End TB Strategy. The studies are being presented at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa.

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New cohort study shows promise of dramatically shorter treatment option for multidrug-resistant TB

Initial results show 80% success rate using 9-month treatment option for MDR-TB, compared with 24-month treatment standard.

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IJTLD December 2015 Supplement now online: Improving access to better TB treatment for children

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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December 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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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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