TASO stands for The AIDS Support Organization. It is an indigenous HIV/AIDS service organization in Uganda founded in 1987 by Noerine Kaleeba and 15 other colleagues some of whom have now passed away due to AIDS.  The founding of TASO was based on people that were unified by common experiences faced when encountering HIV/AIDS at a time of high stigma, ignorance and discrimination. From a small support group, TASO has since evolved into a Non Governmental Organization with eleven (11) service centers and four (4) regional offices covering most parts of Uganda.

TASO Highlights

STRENGTHENING THE HIV RESPONSE IN KARAMOJA THROUGH INDEGINOUS ORGANISATIONS

The Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, William Carlos, this morning (Tuesday 26 March 2019) handed over an all terrain vehicle to TASO for the PACK Project. The Prevention of HIV & AIDS in the Communities of Karamoja (PACK) is a project management by a consortium of indeginous organisations which are Straight Talk, National Forum of People Living with HIV & AIDS Newtworks, Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa - Uganda Chapter and TASO.

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COMMEMORATION OF CHRISTOPHER KALEEBA DAY - 2019

The Christopher Kaleeba day was commemorated on 23rd January at his ancestral home in Ziru, along Entebbe Road. The commemoration began with Mass led Fr Ssebayigga, a long time serving Center Advisory Committee member of TASO Entebbe. In his sermon, Fr. Ssebayigga urged everyone to live an exemplary life so that they too can be remembered just as Christopher Kaleeba is remembered in TASO. Joining the family in Ziru was the team from TASO Entebbe. 

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TASO AND PARTNERS PUT UP EXHIBITION ON HISTORY OF HIV IN UGANDA

On 1st December 2018 - World AIDS Day , TASO together with the Ugandan Academy and Uganda AIDS Commission unveiled an exhibition on the History of HIV in Uganda at the Uganda Museum. The six months (June to December) project was funded by the Embassy of Ireland which hosted guests to a launch on 28 November 2018. The exhibition attracted over 2,000 visitors both national and international. Alongside the exhibition was a HIV Testing booth where the TASO Mulago team screened over 900 people for HIV. 

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CDC COUNTRY DIRECTOR VISITS SOROTI REGIONAL PROJECT

In February TASO's flagship project in Soroti hosted the CDC Country Director - Dr. Lisa Nelson. Under the new regionalisation strategy, TASO is in charge of PEPFAR Implementing Partners within the Teso Region. 

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DR. PETER PIOT LEADS TEAM FROM LSHTM TO VISIT TASO

Dr. Peter Piot led a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM - London, Gambia, South Africa and Uganda) to visit TASO Headquarters on February 3, 2019. There were several reasons for the visit some of which are;

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