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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

Thank you to everyone who attended the Union World Conference on Lung Health 2023

Over 3,650 people attended from over 155 countries – 49% from low- to upper middle-income countries.

You can still explore the Union Conference programme and watch sessions again through UnionLIVE.

The theme of this year's Conference was "Transforming Evidence Into Practice". Therefore, we must use the knowledge and skills we have been equipped with to take real action in our fight against tuberculosis and lung disease.

 

IJTLD OPEN has launched

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The Union has launched the first issue of IJTLD OPEN – a fully-compliant, open access journal to enhance our coverage of tuberculosis (TB) and lung disease.

This first issue of IJTLD OPEN features Editorials (highlighting TB in children and adolescents; and the need for action after the UN High-Level Meeting on TB) and a mix of Original Articles on TPT initiation; screening of household contacts for TB infection; Omicron SARS-COV-2 infection’; timeliness metrics for screening and preventing TB; and priorities for EMR countries to achieve TB elimination.

Watch a video on the launch of IJTLD OPEN https://youtu.be/nXW7wHSG1DM

Nutritional acquired immunodeficiency (N-AIDS) a key driver of TB Pandemic

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One in five incident TB cases were attributable to malnutrition, more than double the number attributed to HIV/AIDS. Like HIV/AIDS, malnutrition is a cause of secondary immunodeficiency, known as nutritionally acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (N-AIDS). The Union and research partners have reviewed decades of data and made the case that N-AIDS deserves special consideration in the effort to eliminate TB.

IJTLD OPEN has launched

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The Union has launched the first issue of IJTLD OPEN – a fully-compliant, open access journal to enhance our coverage of tuberculosis (TB) and lung disease.

This first issue of IJTLD OPEN features Editorials (highlighting TB in children and adolescents; and the need for action after the UN High-Level Meeting on TB) and a mix of Original Articles on TPT initiation; screening of household contacts for TB infection; Omicron SARS-COV-2 infection’; timeliness metrics for screening and preventing TB; and priorities for EMR countries to achieve TB elimination.

Watch a video on the launch of IJTLD OPEN https://youtu.be/nXW7wHSG1DM

Nutritional acquired immunodeficiency (N-AIDS) a key driver of TB Pandemic

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One in five incident TB cases were attributable to malnutrition, more than double the number attributed to HIV/AIDS. Like HIV/AIDS, malnutrition is a cause of secondary immunodeficiency, known as nutritionally acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (N-AIDS). The Union and research partners have reviewed decades of data and made the case that N-AIDS deserves special consideration in the effort to eliminate TB.

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.