The 52nd Union World Conference On Lung Health

19 - 22 October 2021

The Union World Conference on Lung Health has attracted increasing attention from the media over the years and is currently more relevant than ever before -- especially in the context of scientific breakthroughs in COVID-19, TB and lung health. Working journalists are invited to register for the conference. If you have any further queries, please email us at

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Press releases

New study casts doubt on the way in which tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted

In the opening press conference today, researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa announced results from their study of TB positive people...

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Union World Conf Advisory

From COVID-19 to Tuberculosis: World experts in bioaerosols to address the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health

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Breakthrough data on TB transmission, zoonotic transmission, testing and treatment to be announced at Union World Conference

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Background Documents

WHO Global TB Report 2021

The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, at global, regional and country levels.

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Union factsheets

The Union works towards the global elimination of TB. We support high-quality, accessible prevention and care for people with and at risk of TB, to expand the evidence base for TB care and prevention and implement new knowledge into policy and practice.

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Press Programme

Official Press Programme as of Wednesday 13th October 2021. Please note: programme subject to changes

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