Our work on lung health and NCDs
The Union calls for policies and actions that contribute to improved lung health globally. We promote the importance of poverty reduction and address the social determinants of health to improve health outcomes worldwide.
The Union's priority areas are:
The Global Asthma Network
In collaboration with the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, The Union founded the Global Asthma Network (GAN) which published The Global Asthma Report 2018, an 88 page cutting edge State-of-the-Art report, with contributions from 53 experts around the globe.
Lung Health Union News
Analysis of the Indian Government’s position on the use of asbestos and its health effects
An article in a forthcoming issue of PHA highlights the Indian Governments attitude to asbestos – and the health implications of this. The preprint is free to read.
GPT-4, artificial intelligence and implications for publishing
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the implications of artificial intelligence for publishing. The preprint is free to read.
International Women's Day 2023: Prof Refiloe Masekela
On International Women’s Day 2023, we celebrate all of the inspirational women at The Union, as we stand for opportunities for all and…
Combating the tridemic: new guidelines, masking and altruism
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the impact of the tridemic of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. The preprint is free to read.
The adult and child lung health section
Recently, this group of Union members collaborated with The Union’s Director of Lung Health to create The Union’s Strategic Plan for Lung Health 2020-2025. Two broad themes emerged as priorities: lung health across the life course; and lung health and well-being after TB.
Linked to the Strategic Plan, the section organised popular member webinars on ‘Lungs past and future: recognising and treating respiratory disease arising in early life’ and ‘Post TB lung disease – current state of the science.’
Lung health publications
Human Resource Advisor
The Consultant will work closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). They will be responsible to oversee and assist in the management of a transition project in collaboration with HR, Legal, Finance and Communications. The purpose of the project is to ensure a smooth and successful transition to a new programme structure. It will require a high level of collaboration with each of the project operational teams.
Deadline for applications: Monday 5 June 2023