The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease works with governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to advance solutions to public health challenges affecting those who live in poverty. The health issues the organization focuses on include tuberculosis, tobacco use, HIV and AIDS, lung disease, and other non-communicable diseases.
The Union China Office (UCO) opened in Beijing in 2003. Currently there are eight professionals working in the office, and their work focuses mainly on tobacco control, HIV, tuberculosis, lung health, road safety, and non-communicable diseases. The main donor for the Beijing Office is Bloomberg Philanthropies. UCO also runs International Development Management Program courses, which address challenges faced by national program managers and healthcare administrators, and technical training courses on managing tobacco control. In addition, UCO works with government agencies to implement tobacco control laws, and create indoor smoke-free environments.
UCO co-manages the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, which helps to implement road safety strategies in Shanghai, and the Bloomberg Data4Health Program, which helps Shanghai to improve public health data analysis and use this data to inform policy making.