The Union has been leading the way in knowledge and research sharing around COVID-19 and lung health, including a powerful webinar series, publishing guidance, briefings, journal articles, and a set of frequently asked questions.
FAQs on COVID-19 and lung health
The Union has published a set of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and lung health, focusing on its impact on TB services and the people undergoing TB treatment, and guidance to maintain quality care throughout this period, as well as recommendations and guidance for healthcare workers treating smokers with COVID-19.
Webinar series: COVID-19 and lung health
The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest healthcare challenge of a generation. The Union, in collaboration with its global community of members, is pleased to launch an open-access webinar series on COVID-19 and its intersection with tuberculosis (TB), tobacco control, lung disease and more.
See our other webinars here
Maintaining essential child and adolescent TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic: practical solutions and lessons learnt
subtitle: Thursday 3 September, 13:00 - 14:30 PM CEST
Although the primary risk of coronavirus infection in young people with co-morbidities such as TB, HIV, or severe malnutrition is still uncertain, the negative impact of the pandemic on this already vulnerable population is becoming clear.
subtitle: Thursday, 27 August, 14:00 - 15:00 PM CEST
Speakers highlight recent literature on epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical signs, risk stratification, pulse oximetry, treatment approaches, including CPAP, clinical trials, air pollution, stakeholder perspectives and prevention efforts, as well as the latest on COVID-19 as a cause of pneumonia in children.
Desafios no enfrentamento da TB-COVID-19: situação em Moçambique, manifestações clínicas em adultos e diagnóstico sorológico
subtitle: Thursday, 13 August, 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
Portuguese language webinar
Rôles et responsabilités dans la réponse au Covid-19, aux maladies non transmissibles (MNT) et au tabac
subtitle: Tuesday, 28 July, 13:00 – 15:00 CEST
French language webinar
subtitle: Thursday, 16 July, 15:00 PM - 16:00 CEST
Speaker: Mark Jackwood, University of Georgia
Moderator: Liliana Salvador, University of Georgia, USA
subtitle: Thursday 9 July, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
This webinar will discuss the importance of stigma in health care facilities and amongst health care providers, and how to recognise and effectively address it. Recognising and addressing stigma in health care facilities and improving the well-being of care providers offers possibilities to create an environment free from fear and discrimination – both for the facility users as well as care providers.
IJTLD fast-tracked articles
In order to share scientific research of immediate concern as rapidly as possible, The Union is fast-tracking accepted articles from the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) regarding COVID-19 and publishing them in full on our website, prior to their publication in the Journal.
The IJTLD is changing for a bold new future. Read about how we are adapting the Journal in an Editorial for the October issue. The preprint is free to read.
In this State of the Art, the authors reviewed the literature on thromboembolic adverse events reported after vaccination for COVID-19, and review the benefits and risks of the vaccines approved for use. The preprint is free to read.
On 18th July 2021, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first use of the BCG vaccine for TB. An Editorial in IJTLD discusses BCG’s efficacy, heterologous protection and controversial link with COVID-19. The preprint is free to read.
The latest Union news about COVID-19
Z. Aranda and H. J. Sánchez-Pérez call on health providers, researchers and decision-makers to develop studies and interventions that address the impact of COVID-19 on TB control in vulnerable populations.
A research project undertaken by The Union has featured in the WHO’s second report of country success stories in mitigating the impact…
COVID-19 and poor air quality is leading to increased use of mechanical ventilation, but the authors of this article question how effective these systems are in important buildings in India. The preprint is free to read.
The authors have monitored post-arrival screening for COVID-19 to evaluate its effectiveness. The preprint is free to read.
Partner sponsored content
The Union presents a series of special webinar sessions, organised and paid for by our partners to showcase new science and new areas of work. All paid for sessions are reviewed for compliance with The Union’s mission and vision.
The twin epidemics of TB and COVID-19: challenges and controversies
This webinar is paid for and created by Oxford Immunotec.