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
The 5th APCAT Asia Pacific Summit of Mayors brought leaders together to share their insights and exchange experiences of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in relation to tobacco control and NCD prevention.
Spearheaded by The Union, two Indonesian cities are simultaneously tackling the COVID-19 virus and tobacco control violations by embedding smokefree monitoring into sanitation inspections.
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.
The Union congratulates Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) for implementing a Code of Conduct that restricts staff and…
Letter to the editors of the IJTLD describing a significant decline in TB detection during the COVID-19 pandemic in Shanghai – highlighting the need for improved programmes to minimise the impact of any future lockdown on the control of TB.
The Ministry of Finance, Indonesia, has released a decree containing a provision for increasing tobacco taxes. This is intended to…