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
Analysis of mesothelioma cases and National Cancer Registry data to assess asbestos exposure in India
An article in a forthcoming issue of PHA assesses the number of cases of mesothelioma to highlight the dangers of asbestos use in India.
Using timeliness metrics for household contact tracing and TB preventive therapy in the private sector, India
A forthcoming article in an issue of IJTLD describes the use of a timeliness metric for effective screening of household contacts. The preprint is free to read.
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of IJTLD describes the rationale for launching IJTLD OPEN. 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.’