According to the Commission, this was one of most attended HIV and AIDS advocacy events held in the recent past. Locals of all ages, men, women, children, adolescents and youth, political leaders, civil and cultural leaders were all there.All the Members of Parliament from the District were present and were joined by their colleagues from neighboring districts and members of the HIV and AIDS Committee of Parliament. The State Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Hon Rev. Fr. Simon Lookdown was the Chief Guest.

The communities overcame the malicious information that went around in the morning that admission to the event was only for those with national IDs, with some of them running back several kilometers to pick their IDs and returned to the event. Announcements were quickly made on public address system to counter the misinformation and locals kept the police at the check point busy throughout the period with queues snaking several meters. Similar queues built up at the HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) service points as soon as the service providers got ready to start work. The numbers were so big that the service providers had to mobilize additional kits from the neighboring districts to meet the demand.

TASO’s presence at the event was mammoth as it branded the occasion with a host of Information Education and Communication (IEC) Materials. Almost every speaker would name TASO first on the list of Implementing Partners (IPs) present or being appreciated. TASO was the only visiting IP with some of its materials in the local language, which included HIV prevention message posters, bandanas, T-shirts and tear drops.  TASO conducted side quizzes on basic facts and information on HIV and AIDS as it gave away the IEC materials to sections of the community.

TASO also participated in the pre event dialogue meeting for the leaders on eve of the commemorations held at Pauline Hotel Lira. TASO sponsored the meals for the dialogue meeting attended by over 80 leaders from the Lango sub region, who made commitments for continued support of the response at their various levels

TASO Highlights

TASO Commemorates 30 years of Service

On 11 November 2017, TASO commemorated 30 years of quality service in Uganda. As a pioneeer in community led service delivery, TASO units organised various community activities beginning from Monday 6th November until Friday 17th November 2017.These included;

  1. Radio talkshows sponsored by OBULAMU in the various regions.
  2. HIV Testing Services for the General Population
  3. Moonlight clinics at hotspots
  4. Medical camps (to check for High Blood Pressure, Diabetes)
  5. Mobilisation for Safe Male Circumcision.

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Kaberamaido Fisher Communities Welcome Soroti Region Project

The fisher communities in Kaberamaido District are thrilled by the entry of TASO-Soroti Regional Project into the Teso sub region. The excitement has been expressed during the ongoing fisher community engagement meetings conducted at the landing sites in the district. The Regional Project, led by Uganda Fisheries and Fish Conservation Association (UFFCA), one of the three consortium members, is currently steering stakeholder and fisher community engagement meetings to drum up support for the implementation of the project among the fisher communities.

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TASO Partners with Katakwi District to Commemorate Day of African Child

Magoro Primary School in Katakwi District was yesterday 27th June 2017 a centre of convergence of cohorts on child rights and survival. The school played host to the District commemorations of the Day of the African Child, an event that was organized in partnership with Civil Society Organisations. TASO Soroti Regional Project and TASO Soroti Service Centre of Excellence were part of the key stakeholders who partnered with the district to honor the day. TASO’s engagement and presence at the event was obviously conspicuous with its branding, giveaways, presentations by the drama group and mentions by the speakers.

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Soroti Regional Project Launches in Katakwi

District Leaders pledge support

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ASO-Soroti Regional Consortium Project today 31st May 2017 kick-started its operations in the Teso sub–region at an inception sharing meeting held in Usuk Sub-Country Hall. The two-day maiden meeting is the first in a series of planned district-based meetings across the 8 Districts of Teso whose aim is to introduce the project and plan with district stakeholders for its implementation. TASO in consortium with University Research Co., LLC (URC) and Uganda Fisheries and Fish Conservation Association (UFFCA) received a funding award in March 2017 to implement a regional project to accelerate Epidemic Control in Soroti region under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The project will be implemented under a Health Systems Strengthening approach.

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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