Our work in Africa
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.
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.
UNION NEWS FROM THE africa REGION
In response to COVD-19, Africa should develop robust collaborative research programmes, funded by African governments and partners, to include epidemiological, health system, implementation, clinical trials, immunological and virological research.
Results from the TITI (Transmission Investiguée de la Tuberculose Infantile) Study, published in the April issue of the International…
“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…
Dr Sean Wasserman, winner of the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize, profiled in The Lancet
The Lancet has profiled Sean Wasserman: rising star in TB-HIV research and medicine, as part of Dr Wasserman’s prize for winning the…
Union warns the COVID-19 pandemic must not divert attention from the needs of children and adolescents in TB-endemic African countries
The Union warned that if resources are diverted away from child and adolescent tuberculosis (TB) programmes in order to fight COVID-19,…
Union study in Zimbabwe shows reduction of TB case notifications with scale-up of antiretroviral and isoniazid preventive therapies
An operational research study, published in BMJ Open and led by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health in collaboration with The Union’s Centre…