Who Is Fighting Tuberculosis
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organization founded in 1920. Its members, organizations and individuals throughout the world are dedicated to the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease, to disseminating information about the hazards of smoking and to the promotion of overall community health.
With the arousal of interest in the prevention and cure of tuberculosis around the turn of the century came the realization that the problem was worldwide. Many attempts were made in different parts of the developed world to organize a concerted attack on the problem and explore what could be done to fight the disease. Congresses and conferences were held, and voluntary associations with an international interest were set up. The result of these first assemblies was the formal organization, in 1920, of a body called the International Union against Tuberculosis.
The purpose of the union was twofold:
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