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
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.
A letter to the editors of the IJTLD addresses the major concern of use of corticosteroids and nebulised bronchodilators in bronchial asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tobacco industry must cease targeting young people in LMICs
Message from the Executive Director, 29 May 2020
A study has been published today as a fast-track article for the IJTLD, investigating the association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, smoking and the potential for poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19.
“The tobacco industry is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to protect profits and undermine tobacco control policy.”
Emma Green is The Union’s Project Manager for STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), the global tobacco industry…
Ban e-cigarettes and HTPs in LMICs to prevent a new epidemic of nicotine addiction, says new Union position paper
Ahead of World No Tobacco Day next Sunday, 31 May, The Union has today publicly advocated for the prohibition of the sale of e-…
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.’