South-East Asia

Throughout South-East Asia, The Union provides public health expertise to the region’s governments, civil society, corporations and international agencies on TB, HIV and tobacco control, working in close partnership with the Ministries of Health and health services. It also conducts operational research, capacity-building programmes and grant-monitoring services.

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South-East Asia

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Health Challenges in South-East Asia


burden of global TB incidence


drug-resistant TB cases


killed by tobacco each year 

The Union's work in South-East Asia

Project Axshya

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Between January 2018 and March 2020, The Union’s Project Axshya has facilitated the identification and testing of 730,000 people with presumptive TB, and the project provided sputum collection and transportation services to 320,000 people, resulting in 20,000 patients being diagnosed with TB.

The Union's Offices

The Union South-East Asia Office was The Union’s first region office, located in India. The Union Office in Myanmar located in Mandalay provides HIV and TB-HIV programmes.

Members of The Union South-East Asia 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 South-East Asia Region is made up of more than 400 organisations and individuals.