The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Since 2000, The Union has become an influential global network of 500 Union experts based in 12 offices and 17,000 Union members/subscribers, whose work in 156 countries has been supported by US$ 540 million in grants and donations. For nearly 100 years, The Union has drawn from the best scientific evidence and the skills, expertise and reach of our staff, consultants and membership in order to advance solutions to the most pressing public health challenges affecting people living in poverty around the world.
To promote national autonomy within the framework of the priorities of each country by developing, implementing and assessing anti-tuberculosis, lung health and non-communicable disease programmes as well as other public health issues.
The aims of The Union are:
to gather and to disseminate knowledge on all aspects of tuberculosis and lung disease, as well as on resulting community health problems;
to alert doctors, decision makers, leaders of opinion and the general public to the dangers presented by tuberculosis, other lung diseases, HIV, and non-communicable diseases as well as the community health problems associated with them;
to co-ordinate, assist and promote the work of its members throughout the world;
to establish and maintain close links with the World Health Organization, other United Nations organisations, and government and non-government institutions in health and development sectors.
Health solutions for the poor
Quality: we deliver our services and products to the highest possible standards.
Accountability: we are responsible stewards of resources and deliver on our commitments.
Independence: we maintain the freedom to pursue innovation and are guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
Solidarity: we stand together as one Union to overcome the greatest challenges to improve health among the communities we serve.See more