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
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
Combating the tridemic: new guidelines, masking and altruism
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the impact of the tridemic of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. The preprint is free to read.
The war in Ukraine is an environmental catastrophe
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the impact of the war in Ukraine on environmental pollution. The preprint is free to read.
National survey on the impact of the war in Ukraine on TB diagnostics and treatment services in 2022
A Letter in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the impact of the war in Ukraine on TB services. The preprint is free to read.
The IJTLD: the story continues
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.
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.’