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

Signing of Agreements to strengthen health systems in Eastern Uganda

In 2012, TASO signed a Cooperative Agreement with CDC to strengthen health systems in Uganda specifically in the districts of Tororo, Manafwa and Jinja. Under this agreement, TASO committed itself to support 53 Public Health Facilities (PHFs) to offer comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB/SRH services.

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TASO’s Longest Serving Staff Retires

      “It is hard to bid farewell to the people you have worked with for such a long time (more than a quarter of a century!)”.

These were the words of Mary Kakeeto Lukubo, TASO’s longest serving staff, in an internal e-mail  captioned “time to go “to TASO staff this afternoon to announce her retirement after serving her employment contracts.

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