The Union

Inaugural Session

Room: Auditorium I

Chairs: E Jane Carter (USA), Stacie C Stender (South Africa)

Welcome to the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

E Jane Carter, President of The Union

Dr E Jane Carter has focused her career on TB and is both an Moi University (Kenya). She has been a Union member since Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University (USA) and 1990 and has led the organisation as President since 2012. Director of the Brown Kenya Medical Exchange Programme at Moi University (Kenya). She has been a Union member since 1990 and has led the organisation as President since 2012.

Overcoming TB/HIV to live an empowered life: a testimonial

Speaker: Juliet Vivien Nalumba (Uganda)

Juliet Vivien Nalumba is Site Coordinator for mothers2mothers in Uganda.

Juliet knows firsthand the fear and heartbreak that being pregnant and HIV-positive can bring. When mothers2mothers came to Uganda, she became a Mentor Mother and is now a Site Coordinator. m2m is a non-profit organisation working to eliminate pediatric AIDS and improve the health and wellbeing of mothers, babies and families. It has reached more than 1.3 million HIV-positive mothers in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa and catalysed affiliated Mentor Mother programmes in two additional countries.

Juliet oversees day-to-day operations of m2m’s site at the Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.  Together with a team of Mentor Mothers, all of whom are mothers living with HIV, she provides essential health education and support to other HIV-positive women on how they can prevent transmitting HIV to their babies and stay healthy.

Although she lost one baby and another tested positive, since joining m2m Juliet and her husband have had two more children, both negative. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration.

Award presentation

The Union Medal

Presented by E Jane Carter, President of The Union

The Union Medal, The Union’s highest honour, is awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the control of tuberculosis or lung health by their scientific work and/or actions in the field.

Welcome Reception: 19:00–20:30

Following the Inaugural Session, The Union invites all registered delegates and accompanying persons to the Welcome Reception.

Topics Legend

CLH = Child TB & Lung Health

CS = Civil Society


LH = Lung Health


NCDs = Non-Communicable Diseases

NAPs = Nursing & Allied Professions

TC = Tobacco Control

TB = Tuberculosis

ZOO = Zoonotic TB

RES = Research