The Union has worked in Latin America since 2006 providing grants and tobacco control technical support to organisations through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program.
The Union Latin America Office supports government and non-governmental organisations working in tobacco control across the Latin America under the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program. The office also provides technical assistance, training and capacity building on tobacco control.
Members of The Union Latin America 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 Latin America Region is made up of more than 300 organisations and individuals.
The 19th Conference of The Union Latin America Region, took place during the Congress of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax, in Panama, bringing together clinicians, researchers, health care professionals, politicians, the media and people affected by tuberculosis (TB).
Organised by Union members, the conference brings together experts to discuss regional approaches to lung health challenges, including TB, lung disease, tobacco control and air pollution.
UNION NEWS FROM THE Latin america REGION
Important Amendment to Mexico’s National Tobacco Control Law Moves Country Closer to Full FCTC Implementation
On April 28th, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously to strengthen its tobacco control law; 415 Congressional members supported…
With support from The Union, Mexico’s National Institute of Health conducted a systematic literature review of nearly one thousand…
Ethos Public Lab’s Evidence-Based Report Reveals Tobacco Industry is financing vaping groups in Mexico
Tobacco industry interference in public health policies is not new but has, over the past few years, significantly intensified in Mexico…
The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has approved Decree Number 4624, which officially bans the use of both traditional…
Letter to the editors which highlights similarities and differences between TB and COVID-19 – and proposes that control programmes unite to address both conditions.
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Three government ministries in Mexico were awarded with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)…