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.
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