One of the yearly highlights in TB research is the Union World Conference. The 49th edition was hosted by the city of The Hague and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation from 24th until 27th of October 2018. This gathering of clinicians, public health workers, policy makers, researchers and advocates serves as an unique platform for a global public health response to TB and lung pollution with a special focus on resource-limited settings. The message this year was: “Declaring our rights: social and political solutions’
PanACEA consortium members Martin Boeree, Stephen Gillespie, Michael Hoelscher, Rob Aarnoutse, Peter Donald, Andreas Diacon, Gerry Davies, Elin Svensson, Celso Khosa, Lindsey te Brake, Issa Sabi, Carlijn Litjens, Nyanda Ntingingya, Patrick Phillips, Derek Sloan, Stellah Mpagama, Norbert Heinrich, Blandina Mmbaga, Celso Khosa, Christina Manyama and many more contributed to the message with presentations and active participation.