Speech-Language Pathology in East Africa

 


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.


Ethiopia


fanaethiopia.org
Fana Association for Individuals with Communication and Learning Difficulties
POB 121720
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Tel:  +251-926-181-391
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Republic of Kenya


Contacts

There is an active body of speech language therapy professionals in Kenya, located primarily in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi. To get a contact list for currently practicing therapists please contact Jessica Mills, the president of the Association for Speech and Language Therapy Kenya (ASLTK) via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the association blog: http://asltk.blogspot.com.

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.

Yellow House

Yellow House Children's Service is a registered Kenyan CBO which provides free speech therapy for children and adults with communication disorders in Kisumu, Vihiga, Kakamega and Mumias in conjunction with their Educational Assessment Resource Centers, Mbale District Hospital and the provincial hospital in Kisumu. Yellow House are ASLTK registered practitioners. For more information see: www.yellowhousechildrens.org or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Yellow House also supports volunteer opportunities for SLT students and professionals.

ASLTK

ASLTK  holds monthly speech therapy meetings at various locations around Nairobi. Meetings are used to discuss current projects, work issues and sepcific cases. Thei email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the association has a Facebook Group.

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:
Segerien Donner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (SLP)
Tumusiime Joseph This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (the first Rwandan SLP) King Faisal Hospital, Kigali.


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
Mulago Hospital
ENT Ward 1A
PO Box 22418
Kampala
Uganda
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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.

Helen Barrett
Speech and Language Therapist
Course Coordinator (VSO)
SLT Degree Programme
Department of ENT
School of Medicine
College of Health Sciences
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda

Uganda Link

College of Health Sciences Makerere University