Middle East

The Union provides technical assistance and training to a number of countries across the region including Djibouti, Morocco and United Arab Emirates.

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Health Challenges in Middle East

810,000

TB cases annually

38,000

drug-resistant TB cases

57%

of deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases

Members of The Union Middle East Region

The Union is divided into seven regions to provide a platform for addressing lung health and related issues from a regional perspective. This structure offers members opportunities to network with colleagues who face the same regional challenges and contributes to The Union's deep understanding of local issues. 

The Union Middle East Region is made up of close to 100 organisations and individuals.

Members in action

Critical platform to unite regional experts

The 29th Conference of The Union Middle East Region, in conjunction with the 59th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, assembled a broad coalition of lung health experts in Cairo with over 1000 participants.

Organised by Union members, the conference brings together experts to discuss regional perspectives on tuberculosis, asthma and pulmonary infections, air pollution and air quality.

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