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Shape the future of lung health
The Union's scientific sections and working groups offer members an opportunity to work with others who share the same interests and collaborate on research, publications and projects. They propose sessions and contribute to the planning of the Union World Conference on Lung Health, and influence the future of lung heath through the governance of The Union.
Members join forces to creates change locally and globally
The Union is divided into seven regions to provide a platform for addressing lung health and related issues from a regional perspective, allowing member to network with colleagues who face the same challenges and contribute to The Union's deep understanding of local issues.
All of our webinars are Union member-led, one of the many benefits of being a Union member. Through support from and collaboration with members, The Union is leading the charge against TB and lung disease worldwide. Join or watch the webinars below.
Availability of and challenges to resistance testing for second-line drugs, including the new and repurposed TB drugs
subtitle: Thursday 24 September,
The session reported on the survey of Union members and members of Global Drug Initiative and Global Laboratory Initiative about the availability of drug susceptibility testing, followed by a discussion of potential strategies to expand this availability.
subtitle: Tuesday 8 September, 14:00 - 15:00 PM CEST
Determining the source of a zoonotic infection is generally limited to whole-genome sequencing. In this webinar, leaders in the development of new rapid TB diagnostic tests discussed the challenges and progress, including rapidly identifying cases of ZTB.
subtitle: Thursday, 27 August, 14:00 - 15:00 PM CEST
Speakers highlight recent literature on epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical signs, risk stratification, pulse oximetry, treatment approaches, including CPAP, clinical trials, air pollution, stakeholder perspectives and prevention efforts, as well as the latest on COVID-19 as a cause of pneumonia in children.
subtitle: Friday 10 July, 2:00 - 3:00 AM CEST
Expert speakers will discuss The Union's new position paper 'Where bans are best: Why LMICs must prohibit e-cigarettes and heated tobacco product sales to truly tackle tobacco' which considers the potential impact that novel products could have on low- and middle-income countries.
subtitle: Tuesday 12 May, 10.00-11:30 CEST
Moderator: Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service & Coordinator - APCAT Media
Speakers: Khagraj Adhikari, Member of Parliament, Nepal and Chair-APCAT Parliamentarians; Shameem Haider Patwary, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh; Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor, Bogor City Indonesia; Han Kosal, Deputy Governor, Kampong Cham, Cambodia; Jose Martinho Dos Santos Soares, Mayor Ermera City, Timor-Leste; Vinayad Prasad, World Health Organisation; Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director, The Union Asia Pacific.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to think outside the box and change the way services are delivered to meet patient needs. These may just become the new “best practices”.
The Union is delighted to share the news that Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla, Union Medal winner, supporter and friend of The Union, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Mahathir Science Award.
Padma Shri Dr Gulshan Rai Khatri, a legendary figure on the front lines of India's fight against TB, sadly died earlier this month, aged…
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework provides a means to act on the socio-economic determinants of…
The Union was established a hundred years ago, to foster knowledge sharing among all those working to find solutions to the world’s most…
“The need to bring zoonotic TB to the front burner, both in Nigeria and globally, has always inspired me.”
Prof Simeon Cadmus, Professor at the Centre for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, first…