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Table 2 Number of occupational therapy and physiotherapy professionals and educational programs in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa countries

From: Occupational therapy and physiotherapy education and workforce in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa countries

Country Occupational therapy Physiotherapy
# of entry-level programs # of practitioners # of entry-level programs # of practitioners
Botswana NA NA NA NA
Cameroon 0 NA 0 102
Eritrea 0 NA 1 NA
Ethiopia 0a NA 2 300
The Gambia 0 NA 0 NA
Ghana 1 4 2 200
Kenya 2 850 3 600
Lesotho 0 5 0 NA
Liberia 0 NA 0 NA
Malawi 0 10 1 92
Mauritius 1 49 1 90
Namibia 0 50 0 105
Nigeria 2 20 8 1250
Seychelles 0 4 0 NA
Sierra Leone 0 NA 0 5
South Africa 8 4 575 8 6 941
Swaziland 0 NA 0 23
Tanzania 0 96 1 41
Uganda 1 139 1 100
Zambia 0 5 2 370
Zimbabwe 1 124 1 320
  1. Sources: World Confederation of Physical Therapy, 2017; World Federation of Occupational Therapy—Human Resources Project, 2012; Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA); Ghana Society of Physiotherapy, Ghana Ministry of Health; Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration) Board of Nigeria; Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria
  2. NA no data available
  3. aA new occupational therapy program will be starting soon at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia [46]