The Uganda Association of Occupational Therapists(UAOT).

UAOT Guidelines during Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has caused widespread disruption to daily life of people in Uganda and across the world. While supporting social distancing recommendations, hand washing and movement restrictions to keep our communities safe from the virus, we also need to be mindful of how disruption can affect our mental health, fitness and occupational health. Many people in Uganda are spending much more time at home. UAOT recommends......... Get Full Document

who we are?

The Uganda Association of Occupational Therapists (UAOT) is the Unifying body for all occupational therapists in Uganda. 

UAOT has been in existance since 1996.

UAOT became a member of World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) since 1996 and one of the founding members of the Occupational therapy Africa Regional Group (OTARG). 

Where we work

The Uganda Association of Occupational Therapists (UAOT) is the legally recognised body that overseas and supervises all occupational therapy activities in Uganda. 

We work within the framework set by the Allied health Professionals council of Ministry of health Uganda. 


Buhistya Justus elected as UAOT president

On 30th of January at the UAOT Annual general meeting, Buhistya Justus along with other executive members were elected as the new leaders of the association.

Congratulations to all that were elected.

Updated overseas placement guidelines

UAOT has revised guidelines for all Overseas occupational therapists, students and volunteers who wish to come to the country for placements, and work.

All overseas trained occupational therapists and students are advised to download these guidelines and comply with them.

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UAOT congratulates the recently promoted OTs.

The Uganda Association of Occupational Therapists wishes to congratulate all the recently promoted occupational therapists destined to be redeployed  as Senior Occupational therapists in various regional referral hospitals across the country.

UAOT represented at WFOT congress in South Africa. May 2018.

The Uganda Association of Occupational Therapists was represented in the council meeting in South Africa by Kamwesiga Julius. 5 of its members presented abstract during the congress as well.  

Kamwesiga Julius - Completes OT Doctorate

UAOT and all Ugandan Occupational Therapists congratulates their WFOT delegate and mentor to many for the achievement. Julius becomes the first Ugandan occupational therapist to complete doctorate.

       Congratulations Dr. Julius

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Membership Certificates:

UAOT is proud to announce that the first membership certificates bearing a unique membership number are ready for issuance:

Call for all occupational therapists to get registered afresh and get your certificate of membership within two weeks. Read More

Cerebrating 25 years of training Occupational Therapists.