As host country to the conference, India provides a unique backdrop to discussions on ending TB and lung disease with the current highest burden of TB in the world, and ambitious targets to eliminate TB by 2025.
With its reputation for hospitality and innovation, Hyderabad is the ideal city for the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, which brings together experts working in all aspects of TB and lung health to find solutions to the most pressing issues impacting people suffering from respiratory diseases worldwide.
Known popularly as the City of Pearls and Cyberabad, Hyderabad is a major tourist destination in India. Established in 1591, it has grown to become one of the major metropolitan cities of the country, and currently serves as the twin capital of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its IT industry, biopharmaceutical sector, and Tollywood – the Telugu film industry.
The city represents a confluence of the old and the new – Hyderabad is synonymous with Charminar, the 400-year-old monument, and is also known for its pearls, bangles, silks, IT companies and diverse cuisine. Though a cosmopolitan city, it has retained its glorious past. Hyderabad is home to people from diverse cultures and traditions.