By Emma Stokes, WCPT President At the moment it feels like I am surrounded by strategic plans, actions plans and consultation. As you may have seen in WCPT News, WCPT’s Look Forward Together consultation continues to engage our member organisations, subgroups, networks and individual physical therapists.
WCPT’s detailed survey of WCPT member organisations, subgroups, networks and individual physical therapists has yielded an impressive 786 responses, with 81 of WCPT’s 111 member organisations providing responses on behalf of their organisation.
WCPT has joined a coalition of global organisations to express concern about the lack of attention paid to rehabilitation in the universal health coverage (UCH) agenda.
Three polls conducted by WCPT have revealed that an overwhelming concern physical therapists globally is the need for their profession's value to be better recognised.
One of the world’s leading authorities on health inequalities will speak at the World Health Professions Regulation Conference, to be held in Switzerland in May. The event is hosted by the World Health Professions’ Alliance (WHPA), of which WCPT is a member.
2016 is the Global Year Against Pain in the Joints – a year-long awareness campaign coordinated by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) raising awareness of conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Joint pain has also been chosen as the theme for the European Year Against Pain 2016, organised by the European Pain Federation (EFIC).
The World Health Organization is demanding the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, wellbeing and human rights. At the same time, it has launched a toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence.
WCPT has accredited two physical therapy education programmes in China – a country where the profession is at its earliest stages of development – to ensure that they meet internationally agreed guidelines.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President New Year brings with it reflections on the year that has past and the one to come. As I look back at the seven months that have flown by since many of us gathered for the WCPT Congress, I think what exciting times these have been for me and the profession globally.
Physical therapy researchers from Zambia and Canada, along with partners from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have launched a free website to help health workers improve the quality of life of adults and children living with HIV in Africa.
The WCPT General Meeting and Congress in 2019 will be hosted by physioswiss, the Swiss Physiotherapy Association, and held in Geneva, WCPT’s Executive Board has announced.
WCPT has entered a new phase of its conversation with the world of physical therapy, as it launches a full survey aimed at its member organisations, subgroups and networks – and also welcoming input from individual physical therapists.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President The response to our WCPT Look Forward Together consultation for the strategic plan has been brilliant. There have been around 3,000 responses to our online polls so far.
A new WCPT membership committee was established and the forthcoming WCPT congresses were discussed at the WCPT Executive Board meeting from 28th to 30th November.
Could this be your chance to run one of the key sessions for the WCPT Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017? WCPT is inviting recognised experts in their fields to submit proposals for focused symposia – sessions which are central to the congress programme and which explore cutting edge topics.
Nearly 700 people have responded to WCPT’s third poll as part of its strategic plan consultation – and the Confederation is encouraging new contributions as more translations of the poll questions become available.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy today launches the third online poll in its WCPT Look Forward Together consultation – and it wants to hear your opinion on what the priorities should be for the Confederation over the next four years.
What actions do you think WCPT should take over the next four years? With the first two online polls in the WCPT Look Forward Together consultation about to close, a new poll will be posted at the end of this week asking for your views about priorities for action.
What do you think are the main issues affecting the physical therapy profession in your country? Is it status, autonomy, pay and working conditions… or something else entirely?
The importance of physical therapy in the care of older people was recognised at a major World Health Organization meeting on its global ageing strategy in Geneva.