The Union’s latest resources, guidance and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

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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.

Advancing the fight against childhood pneumonia in LMICs

subtitle: Thursday, 27 August, 14:00 - 15:00 PM CEST

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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.

Caring for Carers - stigma awareness, attention and response

subtitle: Thursday 9 July, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

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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.

COVID official guidance

Read official guidance from The Union and our partner organisations on the latest guidance on COVID-19.

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.

See a complete list of all of our fast-tracked articles here.

The latest Union news about COVID-19

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.

Past webinar

The twin epidemics of TB and COVID-19: challenges and controversies

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This webinar is paid for and created by Oxford Immunotec. 

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