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A HEALTHIER WORLD FOR ALL

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease strives to end suffering due to tuberculosis and lung diseases

The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022

On a remarkable date (22.2.2022), it has been officially announced that The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022 will be held virtually from November 8-11 under the theme ‘Combating Pandemics: Today & Tomorrow’.

Whether it is COVID-19 or Tuberculosis (TB), lung health pandemics continue to create havoc the world over, exposing inequalities while also revealing how interconnected we all truly are. As we work towards averting future pandemics, we must not forget existing pandemics like TB and ensure we serve those who are most vulnerable.

Visit https://www.worldlunghealth.org to stay updated on conference-related news as it breaks.

PHILIPPINES RESTORES THE FDA AND DOH’S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE TOBACCO PRODUCTS

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After a 11-year battle, the Philippines’ Supreme Court ruled to uphold the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health (DOH) to regulate all products affecting health, including tobacco products. This reverses a 2011 petition filed by the Philippine Tobacco Institute—its members include Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc., Fortune Tobacco Corp., La Suerte Cigar, and Cigarette Factory—to prevent tobacco products regulation by the FDA and DOH.

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The Union is the world’s first global health organisation, founded in 1920. We are a global leader in ending TB, we fight the tobacco industry, and we solve key problems in treating major diseases.