TASO was represented at the event by Clients and Staff from TASO Soroti Service Centre of Excellence, Advocacy Unit and Grants Management Unit at the Headquarters. The TASO procession team wore thematic Polos with the day’s theme imprinted at the back and also carried banners. At the match past, when TASO team reached the centre point and the Master of Ceremony announced the name TASO, the crowds made loud ululations to acknowledge the organisation. It was humbling for the team to feel well recognized at the national event and this could be attributed to the organization’s pioneering role in the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda. TASO has since inception remained a household name in the response in Uganda and beyond. The Dokolo event witnessed massive crowds that may have not been seen in any public gathering in the recent past.  The locals endured the hot and dusty conditions as well as the tight security checks to attend the event which lasted almost the whole day.

This year’s women’s day was celebrated under the theme “Women’s Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. In his message to the nation, H.E. President Museveni reiterated areas of strategic investment the government has put in place for women empowerment and these include; education, health care, wealth creation, Women Entrepreneurship programmes. The President said that right from the onset of the National Resistance movement, they have championed zero discrimination against women and that is the reason women are now in key leadership positions in the country. He however noted that we still need to do more to completely integrate women’s rights in all aspects of development for us to succeed in transforming our country.

At the event venue, TASO conducted side quizzes on basic facts and information on HIV and AIDS and gave away IEC materials which included thematic polos, t-shirts, bandanas, fact sheets, brochures and booklets. These giveaways caused a lot of excitement among the communities who were overwhelming in their demand for the items.   Priority in distribution of the items went to those who gave good answers during the quizzes, pregnant mothers or with babies, school girls and identified mentor mothers, peer counselors and village health teams. The provision of the giveaways was made possible with support from Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria to whom TASO is greatly indebted for their partnership. 

 
 

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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