Speech-Language Pathology in East Africa
- Created: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:31
- Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 15:13
Republic of Burundi
There is currently no SLP work being undertaken in Burundi of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please email Caroline Bowen.
Fana Association for Individuals with Communication and Learning Difficulties
Republic of Kenya
If you are seeking speech therapy services, members hold positions in: the Kenyan Institute of Special Education, the Aga Khan Hospital (Nairobi), Nairobi Hospital, Gertrude's Children's Hospital, Lavington and other locations. Private practitioners work both in Mombasa and Nairobi.
Centre for Child Development and Education
The Centre for Child Development and Education in Nairobi is run by Lorna Muthamia-Ochido (Speech Pathology Australia and NZSTA member). The Centre offers services at a variety of locations. The aim of the Centre has been to increase the awareness of the unique scope of practice of speech therapists working in underserved countries such as Kenya and come up with sustainable solutions to offering the service seeing that there are very few qualified speech therapists on the ground. The Centre works with mainly with speech therapist assistants.
Republic of Rwanda
For information about SLP work being undertaken in Rwanda please email:
Ms Segerien Donner
Logopedist from the Netherlands, working in Rwanda since September 2011.
Ms Tumusiime Joseph
Ms Joseph was the first Rwandan Speech-Language Pathologist, and was appointed to King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, in September 2012.
Mr Eli Munyankindi
Speech-Language Pathologist, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, appointed to an academic role in October 2015
Read about Eli in the ASHA Leader, on the University of Utah site, and on the IGIHE site (graduation speech).
Volunteer as an SLP/SLT in Rwanda
"Chance for Childhood is seeking to recruit a Speech and Language Therapist with at least one year post qualification experience to support our inspiring team in Rwanda to deliver strategies to enhance inclusive education in the Northern Province. The candidate will have energy, self-motivation and must be willing to travel independently to Rwanda. This is an ideal placement for a skilled Speech and Language Therapist looking to gain experience and insight in working with children in challenging environments and with limited resources. Travel expenses and living allowances will be paid." MORE
United Republic of Tanzania
There are currently two internationally certified speech language pathologists in Tanzania. One works in Dar Es Salaam and the other in Moshi. No more information is available to post here at this time.
Republic of Uganda
Speech and Language Therapy Department
ENT Ward 1A
PO Box 22418
Makerere University Program in Speech & Language Therapy
There is a 3-year Bachelor's degree program in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. It is the only Bachelor's degree in SLT in East and Central Africa and the first graduates qualified as SLTs in 2010.
SLT is going from strength to strength across the continent and the program is now expanding to attract a wide range of students from across Africa. This will assist the spread of SLT services to meet the needs of people with communication and swallowing difficulties.
The next student intakes are through Makerere University Admissions Office: www.mak.ac.ug. Applicants are required to apply in writing, and go through a short interview process to be eligible for a student place. leaflet and poster
Contact Helen Barrett if you require further information.
Speech and Language Therapist
Course Coordinator (VSO)
SLT Degree Programme
Department of ENT
School of Medicine
College of Health Sciences