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Organization Contact Information

Name: The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)
Street 1: Mulago Hospital complex
Street 2:
City: Kampala
Post Code: 10443
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256 414 532 580
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Joshua
Last Name: Wamboga
Title: Team Leader Advocacy & Networking
Phone: + 256 752 774 121

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Okiira
Title: Program Office Advocacy & Public Relations
Phone: +256 752 774 158

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) is an indigenous organization at the forefront of the battle against HIV/AIDS . TASO was founded in 1987 by a group of 16 volunteers and its mission is “To contribute to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease”. TASO carries out the following activities;

• HIV/AIDS education to prevent further spread of the virus
• Counseling people living with HIV/AIDS and their families
• Medical treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS
• Social support to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on families through supporting orphans and vulnerable children.
• Training individuals, communities, CBOs and other organizations to build their capacity in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support
• Advocacy and Networking to promote and protect the rights of PLHIV
.We are interested in recieving upadtes in the management of TB which common with HIV
.To participate in the advocacy of TB Elimination
TASO screens and treats all clients(10,000)annually in its care for TB infection
.We carry out grass root campaigns aganist TB in Partnership with ministry of Health
.To share TASO experience in TB Managment with other service providers,program designers and policy makers
.We need to capacity our staff with updated information
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Uganda
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
TASO Participates in national planning meetings for stop TB Partnership at Ministry of Health
TASO screens and treats all clients in its care with support from MOH(DRUGS)
TASO Participates in developing STOP TB advocacy messages and policy reviews
We mobilise and sensitise the public/community about TB control and elimination

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
TASO carries out advocacy for TB Elimination and availability of drugs at national and community levels in uganda

TASO Monitors patients administration of drugs given to patients at their homes
TASO participates in TB policy reviews with the ministry of health in uganda
TASO Distributes IEC materials in the community and carries out TB campaigns in the community

TASO screens and shall continue to screen all PLHIV clients in her care for TB and offers treatment to all those found positive

TASO Provides ARVs to all PLHIV found to be having TB

TASO Monitors all PLHIV Clients on TB treatment at thier homes,and hospitals

It documents all cases for TB and shares the data with Ministry of Health

Laboratory Strengthening:
TASO works with public heath care centres to strenggthen thier laboratories to be able to screen for TB infection among health care service attendees in the community( Health systems strengthening)

New Diagnostics:
TASO rolled out the new TB diagnostics in all its service centres and refreshes all the staff

TASO is involved in TB operation research with support from WHO


Declaration of interests:
I declare that i have no conflict of interest in any way in my contribution to the elimination of TB

Application date: March 20, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2015