Speech-Language Pathology in East Africa
- Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:31
- Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:11
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
Kenya Association of Speech and Language Therapists (KASLT)
Clients and potential clients
If you are seeking speech therapy services KASLT members hold positions in: the Aga Khan Hospital (Nairobi), Nairobi Hospital, Gertrude's Children's Hospital, Cactus Clinic (Westlands) and other locations. Private practitioners work both in Mombasa and Nairobi. District wide Educational Assessment Resource Centres may also be able to help address speech and language issues.
Therapists and teachers interested in volunteering
This helpful account, entitled Volunteering in Kenya for therapists and teachers, is by Bea Staley, MA CCC/SLP. Bea is a passionate internationalist and Speech-Language Pathologist with first hand experience as a volunteer SLP in this fascinating and beautiful country with its friendly people. Read more about Bea and other volunteers in the Yellow House blog.
Republic of Rwanda
For information about SLP work being undertaken in Rwanda please email:
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