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 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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum…
On World Pneumonia Day, The Union, with partner the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, calls for governments and health care providers to take decisive action in the fight again pneumonia.
The Union World Conference gathers global leaders for innovative science against the backdrop of COVID-19
Marked by global luminaries and held during the official centennial of The Union, the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health provided an opportunity to celebrate a hundred years of leadership in lung health.
As The Union celebrates its one hundredth birthday, we embark upon the first-ever virtual Union World Conference, in an Opening Ceremony unprecedented for its line-up of international luminaries. Including President Bill Clinton and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros.
“It is unbelievable that so little attention has been directed to the often devastating, long-term consequences of TB.”
Dr Brian Allwood is a Consultant Pulmonologist at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa, where he has…
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.’