World Lung Foundation Information

The World Lung Foundation has merged with the North American branch of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - the Union North America. Together the Union North America and WLF have formed a new entity: Vital Strategies.

Vital Strategies gave the opportunity to combine respective talents and resources to more successfully tackle pressing global health issues, from tobacco use to road safety, obesity prevention and more. The World Lung Foundation believes that this new entity will have a greater impact towards achieving common goals.

WLF History

World Lung Foundation was established in 2004 in response to the global epidemic of lung disease, which kills 10 million people each year. Our efforts are focused in low- and middle-income countries, where lung diseases take their greatest toll. We provide groundbreaking programs and services that result in improved capacity to fight all forms of lung disease. The organization’s areas of emphasis include tobacco control, indoor air pollution, tuberculosis, and acute respiratory infections. The organization also works on maternal and infant mortality reduction initiatives.