FHI 360 at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health


October 30–November 2, 2019
Hyderabad, India

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from an infectious disease, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2017. Close to one quarter of the world’s population is infected with the bacteria that causes TB.


FHI 360 is stepping up to the challenge to end TB through increased public- and private-sector engagement and improved service delivery. Our work includes operationalizing mandatory TB notification, working with drug sellers to screen and refer presumptive cases, scaling up primary health care coordination models, and designing and implementing workplace interventions. We also support governments to develop and operationalize national public-private-mix action plans.


FHI 360’s global health experts will attend the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health to present the progress and impact we have made across our global TB work, specifically Challenge TB, Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) and Reducing the Burden projects. View our technical presence and featured content below.


If you are attending the conference, please visit FHI 360 at the exhibition hall at B3310.

FHI 360 technical presence

Below is the list of sessions where FHI 360’s experts will be presenting.

Workshop Session

October 30, 2019
Rolling out a roadmap to accelerate the engagement of private and public care providers to ensure universal access to quality TB care
8:00am-2:00pm IST
Co-chair: Lal Sadasivan, FHI 360

Symposium Sessions

November 1, 2019
Challenge TB: The partnerships’ footprint in TB care and prevention
9:00am-12:30pm IST
  • Community TB activities across a five-year project period
Robert Makombe, FHI 360
November 1, 2019
It’s time to scale up: Progress in rolling out TB contact investigation in high-burden settings
4:00-5:30pm IST
  • Outcomes and costs of systematic TB contact investigation and paediatric IPT initiation in Mozambique
  • An integrated active TB case-finding and contact investigation approach in a high-burden population in urban Zambia
Robert Makombe, FHI 360, on behalf of Algy Abdula and Mwendaweli Maboshe, Challenge TB

Oral Sessions

October 31, 2019
Addressing the lung health emergency in adults and children: From epidemiology to intervention
2:00-3:30pm IST
Co-chair: Robert Makombe, FHI 360
October 31, 2019
Achieving UHC: Understanding and eliminating catastrophic patient costs in TB care
4:00-5:30pm IST
  • “It’s not only about the money”: Improving treatment outcomes for DR-TB patients through an enabling health insurance system and supportive care packages in Zhenjiang, China
Project: CAP-TB
November 2, 2019
Finding the missing with TB: Many paths to the same truth
2:00-3:30pm IST
  • SITRUST makes GeneXpert testing possible for all presumptive TB patients in hard-to-reach districts in Jayapura City, Papua Province, Indonesia
Project: Challenge TB

Poster Sessions

Role of active house-to-house screening in community-based interventions to find the missing people with TB in Mozambique
Systematic contact investigation to find missing cases and increase treatment adherence and success for MDR-TB patients in rural Morrumbala District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Deconstructing barriers to treatment initiation: Results from a qualitative study of initial loss to follow-up in Yunnan and Hubei Provinces, China
Starting MDR-TB care off right: Patient counseling to reduce initial loss to follow-up in Jingzhou City, China
Is chest X-ray an essential screening tool for contact investigation?
Intensifying TB screening among community health workers: Experience of project Challenge TB, Mozambique
National Tuberculosis Program data improvement efforts: Transitioning from Excel to an electronic register, 2017-2018
Improving lab testing among presumptive TB and pulmonary TB adult patients in Moresby South, Papua New Guinea
Finding additional TB cases through improving chest X-ray reading by clinicians at hospitals
Top photo credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images