ASHA-PAHO/WHO: Honduras Project

Specific Objective: In Honduras, ASHA provides technical assistance for the establishment of a personnel development program in phonoaudiology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH).

Phonoaudiology Program UNAH

The first class of phonoaudiology students at UNAH

Country Updates

  • New phonoaudiology program at UNAH was launched in January 2017. Thirty-seven students are enrolled and will graduate in 2020.
  • Honduran Higher Education Council approved the new phonoaudiology career in March 2016.  
  • Ad Hoc Committee ended in December 2015.
  • A workshop for new faculty took place on September 21–25, 2015 at UNAH in Tegucigalpa. Ad hoc committee chair participated in a leading role as expert in speech-language pathology and multiculturalism.
  • UNAH Council approved the new phonoaudiology career in February 2015.
  • Curriculum was reviewed, and program proposal was submitted to UNAH.
  • Ad Hoc Committee was formed and work plan was developed.


UTV videos about the new phonoaudiology program at UNAH.

Launch of program

Interviewing applicants

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Honduras Ad Hoc Committee

  • Silvia Martinez; Chair
  • Raquel Anderson
  • Hortencia (Hart) Kayser
  • Marlene, Salas-Provance
  • Brooke Hallowell, IIB member liaison
  • Fernanda Dreux, IIB member and liaison
  • Lily Waterston, Ex Officio

For more information, contact Lily Waterston, ASHA Director, International Programs at

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