Lung health & noncommunicable diseases

Worldwide, 1.76 million people die from lung cancer, 235 million people suffer from asthma, and pneumonia kills millions and is the single largest cause of death in children.

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Lung health & NCDs

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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

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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

Members in Action

PROVIDING STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT OF THE FUTURE OF LUNG HEALTH

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.’

Union Achiever

Professor Kevin Mortimer

The Union’s Director of Lung Health

BEING PART OF THE UNION IS BEING PART OF A MOVEMENT. A MOVEMENT FOCUSED ON ADVANCING SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY.