Latin America

In Latin America, through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program, The Union supports governments and non-governmental organisations working in tobacco control and manages grants projects to promote key interventions, such as tax increases and smoke-free environments.

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Health Challenges in Latin America

>300,000

tobacco-related deaths each year

145mill

people— 22% of adults —smoke

289,000

estimated TB cases in 2018

Tobacco Control in Latin America

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's office in Latin America

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.

Members in action

Members uniting to have an impact across Latin America

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