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Uganda Association of Physiotherapy

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The Uganda Association of Physiotherapy has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 1995 and is part of our Africa region.

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The Uganda Association of Physiotherapy recognises the following subgroups:

World Physiotherapy member since

1995

Year members reported

2020

Number of physiotherapist members

85

Contact details

    Uganda: a profile of the profession in 2020

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    Physiotherapist

    About Uganda Association of Physiotherapy and the physiotherapy profession in Uganda

    Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

    120 (estimated)

    0.03

    Per 10,000 population

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    % female

    29%

    In this country/territory

    62%

    In this region

    63%

    Globally

    Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

    85

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    % female

    41%

    In this MO

    72%

    In MOs in this region

    61%

    In MOs globally

    Physiotherapy professional entry level education

    Minimum qualification required to practice

    Diploma

    Equivalent fulltime years

    3

    Number of programmes

    5

    Regulation

    * = Continuing Professional Development

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    Registration required to practice

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    CPD* required for re-registration

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    CPD* required for membership

    Practice

    Which authority defines scope of practice

    Ministry of Health or another government department

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    Standards of practice

    The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

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    Education for autonomous practice

    All programmes

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    Legislation to prevent private practice

    Physiotherapists are permitted to

    Direct access

    *Direct access means a person can refer themselves to a physiotherapist without referral from another health professional

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    Direct access* permitted?

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in private practice?

    Will this be reimbursed?

    In full

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

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    Benin

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    106 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.17 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    56% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    56% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.44 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Public only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Cameroon

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    90 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.1 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    67% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    40% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    1.19 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Public only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Congo (Democratic Republic)

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    210 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.1 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    71% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    71% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.24 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Eswatini

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    37 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.49 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    73% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    64% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    A partnership between a regulation/licensing/registration body and your organisation (Partnership)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Ethiopia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    75 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.05 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    33% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    30% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.14 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Ghana

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    95 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.07 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    46% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    46% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.67 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, Some programmes (Some)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Ivory Coast

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    60 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.08 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    33% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    25% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.2 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Kenya

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    215 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.23 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    28% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    33% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.78 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, Some programmes (Some)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Madagascar

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    90 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.13 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    56% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    58% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.19 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, Some programmes (Some)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Malawi

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    72 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.07 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    53% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    50% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.28 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Medical Council of Malawo (Other)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Mali

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    79 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.07 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    24% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    15% (<20%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.26 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    Yes

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Mauritius

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    44 (<100)

    Morocco

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    411 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.83 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    70% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.56 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    No

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Namibia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    135 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.6 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    81% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    82% (>80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    2.04 (1-5)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Niger

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    48 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.02 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    29% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    29% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.22 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    No

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    No

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Nigeria

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    722 (100-1000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.13 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    35% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    33% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.46 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, Some programmes (Some)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Rwanda

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    75 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.28 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    60% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    69% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.41 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Senegal

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    99 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.07 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    47% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    48% (40-60%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.32 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    South Africa

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    4,349 (1000-10000)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    1.37 (1-5)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    86% (>80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    80% (>80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.69 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, More than one

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Sudan

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    69 (<100)

    Tanzania

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    85 (<100)

    Togo

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    82 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.47 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    32% (20-40%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    14% (<20%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Bachelors degree

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.63 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Private only

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    No

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

    Uganda

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    85 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.03 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    41% (40-60%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    29% (20-40%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.59 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    Ministry of Health or another government department (Government)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    Yes

    Zambia

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    79 (<100)

    Zimbabwe

    How many physiotherapist members does our member organisation have?

    68 (<100)

    How many practising physiotherapists per 10,000 population?

    0.24 (<1)

    What proportion of physiotherapist members are female?

    74% (60-80%)

    What proportion of practising physiotherapists are female?

    65% (60-80%)

    What is the minimum qualification required to practice?

    Diploma

    How many entry level education programmes per 5,000,000 population?

    0.69 (<1)

    Is registration required to practice?

    Yes

    Which authority defines scope of practice?

    One or more independent regulation/licensing/registration authorities (Independent)

    Is practice guided by specified standards of practice?

    Yes, The standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority

    Are physiotherapists educated for autonomous practice?

    Yes, All programmes (Yes)

    Is direct access permitted?

    Yes

    Do support personnel work with physiotherapists?

    Yes

    Do physiotherapists need to be a member of our member organisation to practice?

    No

    Are physiotherapists permitted to provide telehealth services?

    No

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