48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by the low- and middle-income countries. Of the 10 million people who die each year from lung diseases, some 80 per cent live in these resource-limited countries
This year's theme ‘Accelerating Toward Elimination’ focused on how to accelerate toward elimination on multiple fronts, including tuberculosis (TB) and co-infections, improving tobacco control, and reducing air pollution, and was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Herbert Kisamba and Sylvia Nakibuuka of University Research Co., LLC and Frank Mugabe of the Uganda Ministry of Health developed a presentation on their successful experience increasing TB case notification in Uganda through a quality improvement intervention, which Frank Mugabe presented at the conference.