Posted on: September 18, 2019

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease worldwide. This year’s event will take place in Hyderabad, India from 30th October until 2nd November and IMPACT TB is delighted to be a part of it. All of our partners will be represented at the conference and there will be presentations ( and Short Oral Abstracts ( from members of our team throughout. We are now also pleased to announce our final list of participants for the poster sessions:

31st October 12:15-13:45
E-poster Area
Kritika Dixit (BNMT-Nepal)
Is active case finding an effective strategy to reduce catastrophic costs for TB treatment in Nepal?

Hall 3
Luan Vo (FIT-Vietnam)
Mixed-methods study to estimate the social return on investment of a tuberculosis case finding and patient support intervention in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Hall 3
Thuong Do (FIT-Vietnam)
High tuberculosis case detection yield at low costs: systematic screening at two tertiary care hospitals in Hai Phong, Viet Nam

Hall 3
Olivia Biermann (IMPACT TB- Nepal)
Factors influencing active tuberculosis case finding policy development and implementation: a mixed-methods study

1st November 12:45-13:45
Hall 3
Thuy Dong (FIT-Vietnam)
Using community-based population and family planning volunteers to conduct household contact investigations in four districts of Hai Phong, Viet Nam

2nd November 12:15-13:45
E-poster Area
Nga Nguyen (FIT-Vietnam)
Factors associated with chest X-ray uptake in a household contact screening initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Evaluation of a community-based X-ray screening initiative to improve TB detection among older people in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Hall 3
Rachel Forse (FIT-Vietnam)
Reducing pre-treatment costs incurred by tuberculosis patients through community-based active case finding in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Kritika Dixit (BNMT-Nepal)
Barriers and Facilitators to accessing and enagaging in tuberculosis care: a qualitative study from Nepal