The International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) was established in Paris in 1920.
Throughout its history, the Union has made a strong contribution to tuberculosis control in its current form, through development of the DOTS model, among other things.
Public authorities, the WHO and other organisations receive technical assistance from the Union.
They also engage in research, hold international courses and publish scientific journals on tuberculosis and other lung diseases.
They arrange an annual international conference where all who work with tuberculosis can meet and exchange experience.
The Union is a close partner and ally of LHL International. Consultants from the Union are also an important resource with their professional medical expertise during country visits and in connection with major evaluations of tuberculosis control in our partner countries.