Africa

Throughout Africa, The Union provides technical assistance, education and research programmes in tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB, child TB, TB-HIV and tobacco control.

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Health Challenges in Africa

1mil

die of tuberculosis

8mil

die from tobacco

500,000

children die of pneumonia

​​​​​​​Our work in Africa

TREAT TB

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Read more about TREAT TB (Technology, Research, Education and Technical Assistance for Tuberculosis), an ambitious initiative that was launched by The Union, seeking to contribute new knowledge regarding shorter, more tolerable treatment regimens for MDR-TB.

Our work

The Union’s tobacco control work in Africa

The Union has worked in Africa since 2006, providing grants and tobacco control technical support through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (BI) Grants Program.

The Union Uganda Office

Since 2002, The Union Uganda Office provides technical assistance to the National TB and Leprosy Programme in Uganda to strengthen interventions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The Union works with implementing partners across Uganda’s health system structure, providing TB and TB-HIV training. 

Members of The Union Africa Region

The Union is divided into seven regions to provide a platform for addressing lung health and related issues from a regional perspective. This structure offers members opportunities to network with colleagues who face the same regional challenges and contributes to The Union's deep understanding of local issues.

The Union Africa Region is made up of more than 700 organisations and individuals.

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