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 organisational and individual members.
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
The impact of COVID-19 on TB control for vulnerable groups
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.
WHO awards President of Mexico with 2022 World No Tobacco Day special prize for outstanding tobacco control progress
On 31 May, the President of México, the Honorable Andrés Manuel López Obrador received special recognition from the World Health…
A landmark decision, Mexican Congress approves key amendments to National Tobacco Control Law
On 14 December, after extensive debate in the Parliament, the Mexican Senate approved unanimously the most important amendment to the…
Caribbean Health Forum Launches With Focus on Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases and their four…
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…