The Union's work in South-East Asia
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.
Through its Integrated HIV Care (IHC) Programme, The Union Office in Myanmar currently provides services to nearly 34,000 People Living with HIV, more than 33,400 of which are taking antiretroviral treatment.
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.
UNION NEWS FROM THE South-East ASIA REGION
In Myanmar, The Union has set up a ‘Wave Money’ platform to transfer financial support to people via mobile phone or through local agents, helping people unable to use automated teller machines.
An article co-authored by The Union has estimated that 186,000 new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 88,000 additional TB deaths could be…
Padma Shri Dr Gulshan Rai Khatri, a legendary figure on the front lines of India's fight against TB, sadly died earlier this month, aged…
A letter to the Editors of the IJTLD on adaptations to TB services that could help ensure continuity of services for RR/MDR-TB during COVID-19.
“We must be proactive and united in our response to COVID-19 to mitigate the impact of the virus on our beneficiaries.”
Dr Nay Lynn Oo is The Union’s HIV Programme Director in Myanmar, leading the Integrated HIV Care (IHC) Programme, which…
Pakistan has the fifth largest global burden of TB, and in response to COVID-19 a lockdown was imposed on 26 February. TB services were severely disrupted. This threatened to undermine recent gains in private-sector engagement and TB elimination efforts.