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
Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Katherine Maher, CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Shannon Hader and Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID will all speak at the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health, held virtually from 20-24 October.
Letter to the editors of IJTLD exploring the outcomes of patients with asthma in Northern Italy, exploring whether SARS-CoV-2 affected their asthma.
The Union is delighted to share the news that Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla, Union Medal winner, supporter and friend of The Union, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Mahathir Science Award.
Union commentary addresses the analysis of wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 to estimate community infection
The Union’s Centre for Operational Research has published a ‘Commentary’ in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine…
On World Lung Cancer Day respiratory groups stress lung cancer risks and the importance of early screening and treatment
In support of World Lung Cancer Day, on 1 August 2020, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which The Union is a…
How COVID-19 can instruct TB research: ensuring the safety of researchers exposed to infectious disease
A letter to the editors of the IJTLD which highlights the need to mitigate the risk of researchers being exposed to TB and other airborne pathogens.
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.’