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World’s Largest Lung Health Conference Launches Tuesday

Lung Health Conference

Researchers also share findings on TB treatment during pregnancy trial and social media used as a tool to raise awareness in young people

The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022 (WCOLH) will take place between November 8-11 and aim to shed light on health epidemics present and future. Taking place against the backdrop of global tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19 pandemics, the event will begin to focus on the pandemics of tomorrow and highlight how scientific developments can help prevent them before it’s too late.

The Union is proud to announce the selection of globally renowned researchers, experts, and public health leadership set to speak at the virtual WCOLH.

The panels and press conferences will be discussing breakthrough data on tuberculosis (TB), the leading infectious disease killer on a global rise, the impact of COVID-19 on TB testing, the power of social media to increase TB awareness and outreach, monitoring of TB treatment in Ukraine, and much more.

Speakers at The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022 Official Opening Ceremony include:

  • Dr. Madhukar Pai, Professor & Canada Research Chair of Epidemiology & Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Olya Klymenko, TB survivor from Ukraine, TBpeople Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Prof Guy Marks, President and Interim Executive Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

About The Union

Established in 1920, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is committed to creating a healthier world for all, free of tuberculosis and lung disease.

The Union is the world’s first global health organisation and a global leader in ending TB. Its members, staff, and consultants work in more than 140 countries.

The Union strives to end suffering due to tuberculosis and lung diseases, old and new, by advancing better prevention and care. It seeks to achieve this by the generation, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Union aims to ensure that no one is left behind, people are treated equally and we have a focus on vulnerable and marginalised populations and communities.

Website: www.theunion.org

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Facebook: The Union Lung Health
LinkedIn: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
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Byron Adonis Mutingwende