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.
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.
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 both organisational and individual members.
UNION NEWS FROM THE africa REGION
Professeur Badoum et Docteur Koura nous parlent de la rapide communication de l’OMS sur le traitement de la TB multirésistante
Professeur Gisèle Badoum, Consultante à l’Union International contre la Tuberculose et les Maladies Respiratoires et…
The Union launched 29th edition of important TB course
This week, The Union launched the 29th edition of Cours International pour la lutte contre la Tuberculose. This training…
Protecting vulnerable people from TB across Francophone Africa
The implementation of contact investigation in eight Francophone Africa countries has helped protect children and people living with HIV…
How training and education can further improve management of TB infection
Global tuberculosis (TB) targets were off-track in 2020, as reported by the Global TB report by WHO (2021), due to the adverse…
Real-time data to inform decision-making about maintaining health services in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic
The quarterly (3-monthly) recording and reporting systems were strengthened in 18 selected health facilities in Nairobi, the capital…
Impact of COVID-19 on TB case detection and treatment outcomes
The Centre for Operational Research at The Union, working in close collaboration with the National TB Programme and National AIDS…