Asia Pacific

Throughout Asia Pacific, The Union provides technical assistance, research and training programmes in tobacco control, tuberculosis (TB), non-communicable diseases, road safety, and health data.

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Health Challenges in Asia Pacific

18%

of global TB cases occur in Western Pacific region

1mil

die from cardiovascular disease caused by tobacco use

80%

of all deaths are caused by NCDs

The Union Asia Pacific Office

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.

Members in Action

United knowledge sharing for local impact

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

Urgent call for continuity of TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic in China

Published on 16 November 2020

Our survey revealed that COVID-19 led to a significant disruption in TB diagnosis and care at major hospitals throughout China. We urgently call for additional investment directed toward improving the availability of diagnostics and therapeutics such that equitable access to care can be maintained during times of crisis.