Our work in Asia Pacific
The Union’s Asia Pacific Office provides technical assistance, research and training programmes in tobacco control, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases.
Members of The Union Asia Pacific 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 Asia Pacific Region is made up of close to 400 individuals and organisations.
Hundreds of delegates from across the Asia Pacific region came together in Manila, Philippines, under the theme 'Unity in Diversity' for a wide range of sessions and symposia, covering TB and other respiratory diseases at the 7th Conference of the Union Asia Pacific Region.
Organised by Union members, the conference brings together experts to discuss regional perspectives of the strategic fight to end TB.
UNION NEWS FROM THE Asia pacific REGION
Union Asia Pacific Monthly Bulletin October-December 2022
The Union Asia Pacific Office has published the October-December issue of its bulletin to share our activities in the region. This…
New Union Asia Pacific Monthly Bulletin launches
The Union Asia Pacific Office has started a monthly bulletin to share our activities in the region. The bulletin provides key highlights…
Public Health Win: Supreme court of Nepal dismisses Tobacco Industry challenge
Following eight years of legal battle, on 28 August 2022, the Nepal Supreme Court has ruled in favour of public health protection…
Indonesia’s West Java to be completely protected by comprehensive smokefree policies
All twenty-seven cities and districts in West Java, Indonesia’s most densely populated region, now prohibit smoking in all public places…
PHILIPPINES RESTORES THE FDA AND DOH’S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE TOBACCO PRODUCTS
After a 11-year battle, the Philippines’ Supreme Court ruled to uphold the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health (DOH) to regulate all products affecting health, including tobacco products. This reverses a 2011 petition filed by the Philippine Tobacco Institute—its members include Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc., Fortune Tobacco Corp., La Suerte Cigar, and Cigarette Factory—to prevent tobacco products regulation by the FDA and DOH.
Invest in tobacco control to end tuberculosis in Indonesia
Over 61.4 million people in Indonesia smoke, with 65% of all adult men smoking. In 2020, the Joint External Monitoring Mission on…