Alberto Garcia-Basteiro awarded The Union Young Investigator Prize

Congratulations to AIGHD’s Alberto Garcia-Basteiro (PHD student at the Academic Medical Center’s Department of Global Health, also affiliated with CISM in Manhica, Mozambique and ISGlobal in Barcelona) who is the recipient of The Union Young Investigator Prize. The prize is awarded each year by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at its Union World Conference on Lung Health, held this year in Guadalajara, Mexico. The prize was established in 2011 to acknowledge a researcher for his/her work in lung health, published in the past five years when aged 35 years or younger. The Union lauded, in particular, Alberto’s work in measuring and understanding the burden of tuberculosis in Mozambique, and his impressive scientific productivity over the past years.

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is an influential network of 500 experts based in 12 offices and 17,000 members and subscribers contributing to its work in 156 countries around the world. It is a global scientific organisation with the mission to improve health among people living in poverty.  The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by the low- and middle-income countries. Of the 10 million people who die each year from lung diseases, some 80 per cent live in these resource-limited countries.

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in The Hague, Netherlands on October 24-27, 2018.