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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

It’s A Wrap: The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022

The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022 took place from 8-11 November and was a resounding success. Thousands of delegates from around the world gathered virtually to unravel the latest scientific breakthroughs in lung health, engage with communities who are most affected and opened their minds and hearts to the realities of living with lung health diseases.

The Union LIVE channel was buzzing with special sessions, plenaries and rapporteurs. Stop TB Partnership’s “Words Matter”, WHO’s “Global TB Report 2022-Deep Dive” and Global TB Caucus' “Parliamentarian Role in Pushing for Accountability” sessions were highly praised for their incredible insights.

TBScience and Community Connect broke records with number of delegates present per session. Plenary sessions added depth with topics such as “Preparing for the next pandemic” and “Novel Nicotine and Cannabis Products: Health Effects and Policy Considerations”. Watch the sessions at your own time online at theunion.floq.live until 31 March 2023.

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.

The Impact of our work

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.