International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

New open access online course in TB prevention launched at Union World Conference

The course, launched today (October 31) during a press conference on TB prevention, is entitled Prevent Tuberculosis: Management of TB Infection. The completely open access and online training programme is geared towards national TB and AIDS programme staff and clinicians, including paediatricians, pneumologists, general practice physicians, clinical officers, nurses and paramedical staff, and other health care workers involved in TB services.

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February edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its February newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro on a human-rights-led approach to TB, and the recording of the webinar, Debate on the future of treatment for drug-resistant TB. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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September 2015 issue of the IJTLD now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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New study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into TB, HIV and TB-HIV care

Research published today (August 10) identifies a critical missed opportunity in current TB, HIV and TB-HIV programmes. Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke are known to exacerbate these diseases, but evidence-based strategies to reduce tobacco use are not yet routinely included in treatment programmes. The paper, published in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, makes the case that addressing tobacco use, as a modifiable risk factor common to both diseases, would improve TB and HIV outcomes and care.

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Apply now for travel grants and community registrations

The Union is offering a limited number of travel grants and/or conference registrations to attend the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town. The deadline for online application is 7 September.

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August 2015 issue of the IJTLD now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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Registration for the 46th World Conference on Lung Health now open

Registration is now open for the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town. An early-bird discount is offered through 1 September 2015. 

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Submit TB & HIV/TB research for late-breakers by 31 July 2015

Two late-breaker sessions will be held at the 46th World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town on 2-6 December 2015. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for these sessions by 31 July 2015, following the guidelines provided.

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June 2015 issue of PHA now online

Public Health Action is The Union's free access, online journal. The journal aims to promote the vision of The Union, Health solutions for the poor, by disseminating new knowledge on health systems and health services for vulnerable groups, with a priority on tuberculosis, lung health, non-communicable diseases and related public health issues.

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July 2015 issue of the IJTLD now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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