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World Conference on Lung Health

Date: 3-7 December 2009
Place: Cancun, Mexico

The 40th World Conference on Lung Health opens with a WHO-led symposium related to the conference theme of poverty and lung health. The symposium Addressing poverty through quality TB control and research will help guide TB control programme officers:

  • to identify the barriers that the poor encounter in accessing TB services; and
  • profile available options to address the needs of the poor as an integral part of TB control.

The association between tuberculosis and tobacco use also features in the conference programme. WHO is hosting a panel discussion on the challenges of reversing the linked epidemics of tuberculosis and tobacco use. The Conference, which is held annually, is organized by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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