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Board approves four provisional member organisations

14 Dec 2018

WCPT’s Executive Board has approved four physical therapy associations as provisional member organisations. These associations will be recommended for admission to full membership at the next General Meeting, which is due to take place in Geneva, 7-9 May 2019.

    Warning about accommodation for WCPT Congress 2019

    04 Dec 2018

    WCPT is aware that some speakers and delegates to WCPT Congress 2019 may have been contacted by companies, or individuals, claiming to be affiliated with the congress to discuss accommodation

    ‘A strong primary health care system requires a strong rehabilitation workforce’

    07 Nov 2018

    WCPT, together with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), has undertaken some collaborative advocacy to ensure rehabilitation is a key component of any health care strategy that has a goal of maintaining functional capacity and independence.

    WCPT publishes information note on physical therapy equipment donation

    19 Sep 2018

    In some countries nearly 80% of health care equipment is donated or funded by international donors. But, according to WHO a large proportion (up to 70% in sub-Saharan Africa) of donated equipment lies idle because of a disconnect between recipients and donors around need.

    Lorena Enebral Pérez honoured by home town

    18 Sep 2018

    Lorena Enebral Pérez, the amputee rehabilitation specialist who was shot and killed by a patient at a Red Cross rehabilitation centre in Afghanistan, has been honoured by the town in which she lived.

    Have your say on WCPT’s Education Guidelines

    30 Aug 2018

    The WCPT Board appointed an Education Policy and Guidelines Expert Working Group (EPPG-EWG) to work with an external consultant on a review of the current education resources.

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