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Why Join The Union?

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When you join The Union, you become part of a diverse community of professionals, experts and healthcare workers, with access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise, empowered by the strength of a collective voice.

As a member, you share The Union’s vision and values, and are committed to developing solutions and action through collaboration, at a global and local level.

Learn what it costs and about the benefits of membership.

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Read the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the official publication of The Union.

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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.

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Professor Justin Denholm

Member of The Union and serves on The Union's Ethics Advisory Group


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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.

Member webinars

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,

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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.

Advancing the fight against childhood pneumonia in LMICs

subtitle: Thursday, 27 August, 14:00 - 15:00 PM CEST

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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.

Where Bans Are Best: LMICs Must Prohibit E-cigarettes & HTPs to Tackle Tobacco

subtitle: Friday 10 July, 2:00 - 3:00 AM CEST

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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.

APCAT Webinar: Government accountability in responding to COVID-19, NCDs and Tobacco Use

subtitle: Tuesday 12 May, 10.00-11:30 CEST

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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.

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