In 2014 , UNAIDS announced ambitious global targets which build on its 'Getting to Zero'  strategy and these are packaged as the 90–90–90 targets. UNAIDS call to action is that by the year 2020,  90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral load suppression.

TASO has this far enrolled 92% of people who have been diagnosed with HIV and under its care into sustained ART treatment. The same percentage (92%) of the PLHIV on treatment have vital load suppression recorded from the rigorous ongoing monitoring and follow up of the all the clients under care. The area where TASO has not done as well is on detection of PLHIV and the performance here is at 39%. The seemingly low performance is attributed to a number of intricately related factors including limited access to information on population based researches and a large number of implementing partners offering similar services in the same catchment areas/population segments. The meeting dissected these factors and prescribed solutions that will be concretized into an operational guideline to be shared with all the Service Centres and supported Public Health Facilities (PHF).

TASO’s continued good performance on the Global and national targets to end HIV and AIDS are attributed to its commitment and tradition of unmatched quality service delivery which places the person infected and affected by HIV and AIDS at the centre of the response. Over the years TASO has innovated many best practices and models built around the life of a person living with HIV in their communities. The successes recorded in the UNAIDS global targets have been attained with the active engagement with the communities who bear the burden but also have practical solutions to the disease with the right facilitation.

The programme Review meeting, which enters its 4th day today, is attended by Directors, Managers, Heads of Departments, Programme Specialists and M& E Officers. Its objectives are;

  • To review CDC project year 3 programmatic and financial performance.
  • To understand the current performance status of other discrete projects
  • To identify challenges and lay strategies for overcoming them in subsequent project years.
  • To collectively document strategies to address performance gaps in selected key result areas.
  • To take stock of the gains in DHSS project for the 3 years and make recommendations for future HSS project with CDC
  • To share findings from the current operations research projects to inform implementation at TASO

TASO Highlights

TASO calls us all to unite to Stop TB

As we commemorate World TB Day, TASO’s implores upon each of us to do what it takes to contribute to ending TB. This call was contained in a brief published on World TB Day, 24th March 2017. TASO asserts that when each of us does his/her roles well as individuals and institutions, we are uniting our efforts with the rest of the world to leave no one behind in the TB response. Read the Brief

 

Study Findings Underscore Centrality of VL Monitoring in the Response

A Study conducted at TASO Jinja has demonstrated the criticality of Viral Load (VL) monitoring in the HIV response for us to keep on track to end the HIV epidemic. This was highlighted during the first event of planned series of dissemination meetings of findings of a study on Long-term Outcomes on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) held on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at TASO Training Centre, Kanyanya. The research findings were presented by a team of researchers in the study; Dr. David Moore, Dr. Josephine Briungi, Dr. Mastula Nanfuka and Mr. Stephen Okoboi.

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TASO receives crowd applause at Women’s Day

TASO was greeted with a deafening crowd applause during the match past at the International Women’s day celebrations held in Dokolo District, Lango Sub region on the 8th March 2017. TASO which took part in the national celebrations, participated in the procession and exhibition at Dokolo Technical Institute Grounds. The women’s day was graced by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni, accompanied by First Lady, Hon Janet Museveni as the Chief Guest and Celebrant.
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General Saleh Donates to TASO OVCs

The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) National Coordinator, General Salim Saleh has donated Uganda Shillings Ten Million (10,000,000) towards vacation skills building of Child Clients under the care of TASO.  The offer was announced by Major Rubaramira Ruranga who represented the General as Guest of Honor at the Breakfast meeting organized by TASO Jinja Service Centre of Excellence on Monday 6th March 2017 at Source of the Nile Hotel, Jinja.

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A Call to us all to Stand Out for Women Living with HIV as we Celebrate Women's Day

As we prepare to celebrate this year’s International Women’s day, TASO calls on each of us to make a personal commitment to support Women Living with HIV as part of our contribution to gender parity and a fairer world. This call is contained in a press message released this afternoon.

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