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TASO is proud to be part of the PEPFAR@15 commemoration.

This year PEPFAR will be commemorating 15 years of service.  The foundation for the TASO-PEPFAR was cemented on the day former US President George Bush visited TASO Entebbe in 2003 making TASO a beneficiary of PEPFAR funding for all the 15 years. This is therefore a major milestone in the history of TASO. 
Our very own Mohammed Kalyesubula and Agnes Nyamayarwo travelled all the way to the White House to give a face to TASO and complete its story to the American people. This was not the first time a TASO client was representing PLHIVs in Uganda. The pioneer was the late Olivia Nantongo in 1993.
Today the funding environment has changed, but TASO is still receiving PEPFAR funding even after two changes in American Presidents.
As part of the achievements, TASO submitted two entries for the PEPFAR Heroes Awards. These are awards given to health workers under PEPFAR funded programmes who go above and beyond just mere duty to ensure that the lives of their country men and women are improved.…
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"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision." --Andrew Carnegie

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision." --Andrew Carnegie
The TASO team is made up of first and foremost, the clients who are the reason for the organisation's continued existence. Secondly the Founder members who continue to provide guidance to the organisation, third the Board of Trustees for their advisory role and finally the staff and volunteers who implement the programmes. Each group plays a role in the TASO Family to ensure that targets are set and achieved throughout the year. 
TASO Founder members and the Board of Trustees play a vital role in ensuring that TASO is still in existence and still at the forefront of fighting against HIV and AIDS in Uganda. Every quarter they form a team that goes out to the different TASO units for support visits. 
In 2018, the first visit was conducted from the 18 to 22 February 2018, a team comprising of two founder members - Mama Maria Kakeeto Lukubo and Kojja Peter Ssebbanja, two Clients Representati…

TASO: A pioneer in ending the AIDS epidemic through 30 years of quality service delivery in Uganda.

"Caring for the Carer". The first Annual TASO Staff medical camp

Venturing into moonlight clinics

The first time Emma was told to go and offer services in some of the biggest slum in Kampala, he was scared. TASO was rolling out a project to offer services to people living and working in HIV high risk areas. This service was named the Moonlight Clinics. 
During the Moonlight clinics, TASO staff had to go and offer services to Long Distance Truck Drivers, Sex workers and their clients, Men who have sex with Men and any other group that was easy to target at night under the moon light. These are groups of people who are hardly seen during the day due to the nature and stigma attached to their work and lives. The services offered included psychosocial support, HIV Testing and Counseling, referral to Public Health Facilities for further care and the medical team treated Opportunistic Infestions and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Emma is just one of the many staff who went to Wandegeya, Katanga, Kalerwe, Nakulabye, Kibuye, Kabalagala, Nakawa and Gaba. He shared his story w…

Spending less hours in the field while improving our service delivery.

During another of my field trips, I went on a field visit with Molly and Ali to one of the TASO Mulago Community Drug Distribution Points in Kasangati. It was a 20 minute drive to the place and I had another learning session while we traveled there and back.
A Community Drug Distribution Point (CDDP), is a central place chosen by a group of registered TASO clients from where they can pick up their drug refills from TASO staff. This is part of the TASO Community ART model in which client satisfaction is met by reducing their costs and distance of travel to the Center and also giving a chance to TASO to provide them its services within the clients' environment. 
Kasangati is one of many such points served by TASO Mulago. The clients at this CDDP, and like in all other TASO CDDPs, are stable on their antiretroviral treatment, are above 18 years (in other words not children) and they have been assessed by both the Counseling and Medical team and have been found suitable t…

Dr. Christine Nabiryo hands over to Dr. Michael Etukoit

Yesterday, 13 October 2014, a team of Directors witnessed the handover ceremony for the new TASO Executive Director. Mr. Emmy Ngabirano - the Board Vice Chairperson, appreciated the outgoing Executive Director for her efforts in leading TASO for the past two years. Mr Ngabirano went on to welcome Dr. Etukoit , who he said was not new to TASO, and pledged on behalf of the Board to work closely with him. He assured him that the Board was aware of his capabilities and was looking forward to Dr. Etukoit steering the TASO team to even greater heights.