1. Partnership: TASO has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit to partner in strengthening the research component in TASO. 
  2. Friend of TASO: Dr. Piot has been a long time friend of TASO. He has on several occasions championed its cause in different forums. 
  3. Visit the History of HIV exhibition: The team also visited the just concluded exhibition at the Uganda Museum organised by TASO, Ugandan Academy and UAC.

During their visit, the team contributed to the exhibition in terms of sharing anedoctal experiences and they also pledged to honor their support to the research unit in TASO. 

TASO Highlights

COMMEMORATION OF CHRISTOPHER KALEEBA DAY - 2019

The Christopher Kaleeba day was commemorated on 23rd January at his ancestral home in Ziru, along Entebbe Road. The commemoration began with Mass led Fr Ssebayigga, a long time serving Center Advisory Committee member of TASO Entebbe. In his sermon, Fr. Ssebayigga urged everyone to live an exemplary life so that they too can be remembered just as Christopher Kaleeba is remembered in TASO. Joining the family in Ziru was the team from TASO Entebbe. 

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TASO AND PARTNERS PUT UP EXHIBITION ON HISTORY OF HIV IN UGANDA

On 1st December 2018 - World AIDS Day , TASO together with the Ugandan Academy and Uganda AIDS Commission unveiled an exhibition on the History of HIV in Uganda at the Uganda Museum. The six months (June to December) project was funded by the Embassy of Ireland which hosted guests to a launch on 28 November 2018. The exhibition attracted over 2,000 visitors both national and international. Alongside the exhibition was a HIV Testing booth where the TASO Mulago team screened over 900 people for HIV. 

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CDC COUNTRY DIRECTOR VISITS SOROTI REGIONAL PROJECT

In February TASO's flagship project in Soroti hosted the CDC Country Director - Dr. Lisa Nelson. Under the new regionalisation strategy, TASO is in charge of PEPFAR Implementing Partners within the Teso Region. 

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DR. PETER PIOT LEADS TEAM FROM LSHTM TO VISIT TASO

Dr. Peter Piot led a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM - London, Gambia, South Africa and Uganda) to visit TASO Headquarters on February 3, 2019. There were several reasons for the visit some of which are;

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TORORO AND ATUTUR HOSPITAL LABORATORIES FOR INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

The Tororo and Atutur (under Soroti Region) hospital laboratories were recently recommended for international accreditation by SANAS. The two laboratories are supported under the TASO Health Systems Strengthening mechanism.