Lung Health Issues, Kuala Lumpur 2012

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Lung Health Issues, Kuala Lumpur 2012

November 12-17, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Journalist to Journalist Project of the National Press Foundation and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) offered the 4th annual J2J programme at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The J2J training was held on Monday-Wednesday, 12–14 November, and then journalists participated in the conference.
The three-day J2J programme is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skill at developing stories on lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis; TB/HIV; asthma, COPD and other non-communicable diseases; childhood pneumonia and tobacco control.
The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest annual conference focusing on lung health issues as they affect low- and middle-income countries. More than 3,000 delegates from 120+ countries are expected to attend. (For more details,

Speaker Resources

View the agenda below for all confirmed speakers.

Funding for this program is provided by the The Union, Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, Aeras, Otsuka, TB Alliance and the NPF Programs Fund.



  • Kuala Lumpur Lung Health Agenda [download]
  • 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health Conference Overview [download]
    Dr. Nils E. Billo, M.D., M.P.H. [read bio]
    Executive Director, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Tuberculosis: Forgotten but not gone [download]
    Lee B. Reichman, M.D., M.P.H. [read bio]
    Professor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health
  • The Global Burden of TB [download]
  • Tobacco Control [download]
  • The Challenge of Asthma [download]
  • Hope in the Pipeline: New TB Drugs [download]
  • TB and HIV [download]
  • Tb Vaccines [download]
  • The Challenge of MDR/TB [download]


  • Bushra Baseerat
    The Times of India
  • Shoma Chatterji
  • Patrick Dambula
    Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
  • Emil Karlo Dela Cruz
    Health and Lifestyle magazine
  • Sipokazi Fokazi
    Cape Argus
  • Cristian Gonzalez
    El Mercurio Newspaper
  • Elena Imkelova
    Tyumen's Time Channel
  • Hongqiao Liu
    Caixin media
  • Florence Naluyimba
    NTV Uganda, Nation Media Group
  • Olivia Rose-Innes
  • Dessy Sagita
    Jakarta Globe
  • Anna Semenova
    RTR-Russian TV and Radio Company
  • Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla
    Nature Middle East
  • Pinghui Zhuang
    South China Morning Post
  • Subhransu Priyadarsini
    Nature Publishing Group
  • Susan Merrell
  • Yue Yuan
    San Lian Life Weekly
  • David Dizon
  • Radha Chitale
    Medical Tribune

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