Word from the Registrar
The regulation of Allied Health Professionals and supervising of the training institutions in Uganda is a delegated function of Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC) by the government of Uganda. Being a regulator, we were set up to protect the public and to do this council maintains and annually publishes up-to-date registers of registered and licensed professionals, private health units and recognized training institutions that meet set standards.
In accordance with the law, the following professions are regulated by the Council to practice in Uganda; Vector Control Officers, Theatre Assistants, Anaesthetic Clinical Officers, Anaesthetic Officers, Medical Clinical Officers, Dental Technologists, Dispensers/Pharmacy Technicians, ENT Clinical Officers, Environment Health Officers, Health Assistants, Health Inspectors, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, Ophthalmic Clinical Officers, Orthopedic Officers, Orthopedic Technologist, Physiotherapists, Psychiatric Clinical Officers and Public Health Dental Officers.
As a reminder I wish to inform the professionals and the public that it is a criminal offence for someone to claim that s/he is registered with us when it is no correct or to use a protected title that they are not entitled to use and as usual Council will not hesitate to prosecute all persons who commit such crimes.
I am aware of the unresolved issues raised by the professionals’ especially the rampant quack practices, lack of promotional opportunities, weak professional associations, and inadequate implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) interventions among others. In collaboration with the government and implementing partners, the Council will be addressing some of the raised issues to guarantee better working environment for all its professionals.
The Council will be celebrating 20 years of dedicated service on 17th May 2016. I therefore extend appreciation to the Ministry of Health, other Health Professional Councils within and out of Uganda, Malaria Consortium, Uganda Virus Research Institute,Strengthening Human Resources for Health Project and District Authorities among others for the support rendered to Council since inception.