TASO Masindi seeks Shs1bn for the construction of HIV treatment center

He said that immediately after the ground breaking, the construction of the treatment center will kick off and will be done in a phased manner.

By Innocent Atuganyira

Masindi: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Masindi is seeking one billion shillings for the construction of an HIV treatment center.

Speaking to on Thursday, Edmund Tayebwa, the TASO Manager Masindi, said that through various avenues, they have already realized 30 million shillings to support the initial phase.

According to Tayebwa, they are organizing the TASO run, which is scheduled for the 26th of this month, as one of the ways of realizing more funds, adding that at the same function, they will break ground for the construction of the treatment center, and Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja will be the chief guest.

He said that immediately after the ground breaking, the construction of the treatment center will kick off and will be done in a phased manner.

Tayebwa adds that they have embarked on the project having been allocated land by the district leadership and this facility will be the center for excellence in HIV care, serving people in the entire Bunyoro sub region.

‘’Through various avenues, a total of 30 million shillings has been realized to support the initial phase, and the entire project is estimated at one billion shillings. We are seeking more funds through the purchase of running kits, which cost 25,000 shillings each,’’ he said.

He therefore said that the construction of the treatment center will improve service delivery and provide privacy for their clients, adding that currently, TASO occupies part of the private wing of Masindi General Hospital, which should be operationalized to offer more specialized health services to the community.

The TASO run, which is scheduled to take place on the 26th of this month, will start at exactly 7 a.m. at MTN Service Centre Grounds, covering 2km, 5 km, and 10km, and therefore after the official grounding breaking ceremony for the construction project adjacent to Masindi General Hospital.

About TASO Masindi

Founded in 1987, TASO Uganda is the oldest indigenous HIV/AIDS service organization in Uganda, with 11 branches across the country currently extending comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to over 120,000 clients, including children and adolescents.

In Bunyoro Subregion, TASO Masindi Centre is the largest HIV/AIDS facility, currently serving over 4,025 clients as of the end of June this year.

Over its 18 years of existence, TASO Masindi has directly identified and cared for over 12,887 HIV-positive clients and continues to impact millions of HIV-negative risky populations through community testing counseling and sensitization engagements.

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