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Community Connect 2021

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Community Connect is an area where representatives from the community can share, experience and develop ideas around lung health and non-communicable diseases. The hope is to inspire, engage and give a voice to the community through this open-access space.


Community Connect is open to all but please ensure you complete a simple registration process to be able to attend the sessions. To be part of the Community Connect, please register here. If you would like to attend other sessions beyond Community Connect, please register for the Union World Conference.

New! Programme Schedule

The Community Connect Schedule is out. View Community Connect and Community Connect (On Demand).


Apart from sessions full of interesting and engaging content, we offer space in our programme for creative translations of topics or ideas regarding lung health and non-communicable diseases. We invite applications for creative content – it could be expressions of dance, film, video or song that have a maximum duration of 10 minutes. You can read full details here.


This year’s programme comprises of talks, presentations and creative sessions focused on the following tracks

1.     Community, rights, and gender.

2.     Innovation in TB, tobacco control, COVID-19, lung health and non-communicable diseases

3.     Political environments for community-led advocacy to influence policy

4.     Social determinants of health for vulnerable groups

We have over 31 organisations who will share their vision and engage with participants online. If you would like to learn more, please view our (Preliminary) Community Connect Programme.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on