The Union World Conference on Lung Health continues to be the largest gathering of clinicians and public health professionals, program managers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates working to end the suffering caused by TB and other lung diseases. The 48th annual conference, held in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 11-14, 2017, continued this tradition with fruitful discussions, research presentations, and other cutting-edge developments.
This year’s theme – Accelerating Toward Elimination – set the stage for discussions focused on prevention, treatment, care, shorter treatment regimens, new drugs, and isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT). Novel case finding strategies involving mHealth were also prominent. URC continued its annual attendance at The Union World Conference’s 48th iteration with a cohort of 18 staff from both the HQ office and from field offices in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Cambodia, and Vietnam. With a variety of symposium presentations, oral abstract presentations, and poster presentations, the team was able to highlight URC’s achievements under the USAID-funded TB CARE II project and the USAID-funded Tuberculosis South Africa Project.