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.Let us wait and see how we fare.
We say thank you to the American people for their continued support to our clients and recognition of the work we do in Uganda.