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 the IJTLD explains the increase in the Journal's impact factor and describes how we are improving the Journal for authors and readers. The preprint is free to read.
Z. Aranda and H. J. Sánchez-Pérez call on health providers, researchers and decision-makers to develop studies and interventions that address the impact of COVID-19 on TB control in vulnerable populations.
The power of the pen - Correspondence in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights how a Letter to the Editor helped to progress legislation on indoor air quality in India. 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.’