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

Tororo Laboratory Hub is one of the Best Performing in Uganda

The Tororo Laboratory Hub is one of the best performing Laboratory hubs in Uganda. The great performance of the hub was noted by the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) in their routine monitoring and quality assurance support to health laboratories. CPHL is a unit responsible for the coordination of health laboratory services in Uganda.


Minister of Health lauds TASO for the Private Public Partnership Engagement

The Minister of Health Hon.Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has commended TASO and Philly Luyaaya Cares (PLC) for the Private Public Partnership engagement. The Minister said this in a speech delivered for him by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Asuman Lukwago at the Philly Lutaaya Memorial Lecture at Golf Course Hotel, Kampala last evening.


TASO ED Fronts Individual Effort in Ending HIV

The TASO Executive Director(ED), Dr. Bernard Michael Etukoit has urged every citizen of Uganda to take personal initiative to stop HIV. Dr. Michael made this call during a media morning show at NTV this morning. “HIV and AIDS response plans alone will not stop HIV transmission but the individual efforts of each person will stop HIV infections”. 


Irish Embassy Ambassador Urges Uganda to Invest More in the Health of the Citizens

The Charge d ‘Affairs, Irish Embassy Ambassador Donal Cronin has called for substantially increased health financing in Uganda for the country to move on the correct path of sustainable development. The Ambassador was speaking as Guest of Honor at Annual General Meeting (AGM) of TASO on Friday 25th September 2 015 at TASO Training Centre, Kanyanya.


Prof. Francis Omaswa is the new TASO Board of Trustees Chairperson

Prof. Francis G. Omaswa was elected as the new TASO Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairperson during the TASO Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Subscriber members held on 25th September 2015 at TASO Training Centre Kanyanya.