Digital Toolkit

We encourage our community of advocates and health workers to help us get the word out about the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health. This toolkit is designed to guide communications efforts and promotion for all those willing to support us.


  • While international travel and large gatherings remain restricted due to COVID-19, The Union wishes to reassure all those dedicated to lung health that the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place virtually, providing the opportunity to innovate on the conference model familiar to the thousands of delegates who have participated in the past. Read more in our regular updates.
  • The conference theme is ‘Advancing Prevention’. Prevention is a key element to ending tuberculosis, reducing tobacco use and improving lung health worldwide. Yet prevention has previously been neglected as a research and operational priority in this sector.
  • As a host country Spain is playing an increasingly important role in the fight against TB. Last year the country pledged US $100 million over three years to The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Global health is also a priority of Spain’s international cooperation strategy. The country is a strong advocate of human rights and gender equity, fighting inequality, building stronger systems of health and advancing towards universal health coverage.
  • The conference theme resonates throughout all aspects of lung health, including air pollution, reducing the harm directly caused by tobacco use, and the impact of co-morbidities including HIV and diabetes.

How to get involved:

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#Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease and accounts for 1.5 million preventable deaths every year. At #UnionConf we will be focusing on #AdvancingPrevention so together we can #EndTB.

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“We must ensure we’re focusing not just on curing #tuberculosis but preventing #TB before it begins,” says @JLCastroGarcia, Executive Director, @TheUnion_TBLH Join us at #UnionConf. #AdvancingPrevention #EndTB

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The @TheUnion_TBLH #UnionConf is the largest global gathering on lung health, including #tuberculosis, #tobaccocontrol #airpollution. Join the global lunghealth debate in Seville. Register here #AdvancingPrevention.

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Care about lung health?  Join us at #UnionConf for the latest on #TB research, treatment and prevention as well as the latest on #airpollution #asthma #COPD and #NoTobacco Join the debate:  #AdvancingPrevention.

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“With 15 million deaths every year directly resulting from #airpollution, join us at #UnionConf to put lung health top of the global health agenda” says @Marks1Guy, President @TheUnion_TBLH #AdvancingPrevention #EndTB

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