In 1989, a group of 8 volunteers initiated TASO-like initiative in Mbarara Hospital in one room that worked as an office, counselling and medical treatment center for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Counselling was mainly done on wards and under trees.
With support from Action AID Uganda and TASO Uganda Limited, the initiative grew to a fully-fledged and semi-autonomous TASO Mbarara Centre in 1991.
It is located adjacent to the Mbarara University Teaching Hospital complex on Mulindwa Road, on Mbarara-Kabale road in Mbarara Municipality.
To-date, TASO Mbarara has registered a cumulative total of 36,083 clients (F:22,694, M:13,389)
The centre employs various categories of staff totaling to 66 staff and who work together with volunteers both at the service center and in communities.
Dr. Kakumba Kizito
P.O. Box 1010 Mbarara
Tel. + 256 0485 421 323
Mobile. +256 752 774 136