TASO is part of a USAID-funded consortium led by University Research Co, LLC, to implement a five-year (2017 2022) USAID Defeat TB Project. Other partners include Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) and 6 CSOs.

The project aims to increase Tuberculosis (TB) case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda. This is achieved through providing technical assistance to the National TB and Leprosy Programme (NTLP), direct technical assistance to the sub-national structures, the districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono and drug resistant TB treatment sites including Mulago National Referral Hospital DR-TB unit, Arua, Soroti, Hoima, Masaka, Mubende and Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital. The project also collaborates with regional mechanisms to provide indirect technical assistance to Mbarara, Kabale, Lira, Gulu, Iganga, Mbale, Kitgum, Matany and any additional sites in USAID supported regions.


This mandate is achieved through

The key Defeat TB result objectives include

TASO’s mandate is primarily Objective 3 and contributes to attainment of the other project objectives.2

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