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:
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
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD examines the WHO's recent rapid communication on key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant TB. The preprint is free to read.
An Editorial in the next issue of the IJTLD examines lessons learned from the Asthma Drug Facility and how this informs future plans for asthma management. The preprint is free to read.
Correspondence in a forthcoming issue of IJTLD examines the impact of the war in Ukraine on healthcare systems in the area, including both Eastern and non-Eastern European countries and future management of TBI and TB disease. 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.’