Our work in Asia Pacific
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
On 12 October Myanmar’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the adoption of standardised packaging—also known as plain packaging—on all…
Timor-Leste Government endorses The Union tax policy paper, “Higher Tobacco Taxes for a Healthier Timor-Leste”
With a diverse group that included Members of Parliament, mayors, academics, civil society members, religious leaders, and…
The Bill to ban heated tobacco products in Hong Kong has been delayed, causing the authors to write to the IJTLD highlighting the risks of introducing new tobacco products. The preprint is free to read.
In its fight against lifesaving tobacco control policies—increased taxes, larger pictorial health warnings, and advertising bans—the…
Governor of Jakarta’s New Notification Will Significantly Improve Smokefree, TAPS, and Point of Sale Bans
After nearly a decade, the commitment and perseverance of tobacco control advocates including The Union will dramatically alter Jakarta’…