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
The Union with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and partner organisations have written to the World Health Organization (WHO) to…
In this State of the Art, the authors reviewed the literature on thromboembolic adverse events reported after vaccination for COVID-19, and review the benefits and risks of the vaccines approved for use. The preprint is free to read.
This study reports on the rate of co-infection with influenza A in a cohort of COVID-19 patients and its impact on the clinical course and outcome.
The Union World Conference will take place from 19-22 October. Wherever you are in the world, join us to know, share and act to find solutions to the biggest issues in lung health for this new era.
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.’