Start of the 5th Certificate Course in Audiology
On Monday the 12th of February the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences (UIAHMS) in Kampala Uganda will start their fifth Certificate Course in Audiology.
We wish the staff and students a lot of success!
In Uganda, with a population of over 41 million, there are only a few people who are trained to do hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation. Through Mulago hospital in Kampala Kentalis was asked in 2012 to support the Mulago Paramedical College (UIAHMS) with setting up a certificate training in Audiology. Together with a group of local professionals we developed the course and trained the lecturers.
This course has been certified by the Ugandan Ministry of Health. Also students from Kenya, DR Congo, South Sudan and Tanzania took part in the courses the last four years. Therefore it now plays a major role in training audiological technicians in the East Africa region. Kentalis has concrete plans to further develop their diploma course for Hearing Care Technicians and expanding trainings to Ethiopia and Tanzania.