In October 2017 Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating hurricanes in the island’s history.
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, 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.
World Physical Therapy Day is on 8 September, and the theme for this year is physical activity and mental health
The Executive Board has regretfully terminated the membership of two physical therapy national associations, as they have not complied with the Duties of Membership as set out in the WCPT Articles of Association.
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.
The WCPT bursary programme helps physical therapists working in low and lower middle-income countries, and who are a member of a WCPT member organisation or a provisional WCPT member organisation, attend congress.
WCPT is pleased to announce the following in relation to the 19th General Meeting to be held in Geneva, 8-9 May 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme is calling for organisations, associations and institutions to share their rehabilitation-related competency frameworks. The shared competency frameworks will help WHO develop resources to support countries seeking to strengthen their human resources for rehabilitation.
WCPT’s Executive Board has approved six 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.
WCPT has learned of the death of Brian Davey, who served as the WCPT Executive Committee member for the Western Pacific Region (1982-88) and WCPT President (1988-91).
You can register to attend individual days or the full programme, 10-13 May 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. When you register, you’ll also be able to book:
Physical therapists from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s (CSP) LGBT+ network took part in the annual Pride in London parade on 7 July. The parade is a celebration of LGBT+ pride and raises awareness of LGBT+ issues
WCPT Chief Executive Officer Jonathon Kruger recently spent nine days in Taiwan advocating for physical therapy and the role of WCPT.
WCPT provides an important service by collating data about the global state of the physical therapy profession. For a number of years WCPT has published data from its membership organisations on a range of issues, including professional regulation, practice, education, and the number of employed physical therapists. This data provides a comprehensive and valuable global profile of the profession.
Members of the Ecuadorian Society of Physiotherapy (SEF) have been taking part in a humanitarian support team, to provide physical therapy to people affected by the recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala. More than 100 people have died and more than 300 people have been injured as a result of the volcano.
Registration fees for WCPT’s flagship event, WCPT Congress 2019, have been announced, and online registration will open in July 2018.
Facing challenges to acting in the public interest was the theme of the fifth World Health Professions Regulation conference, held in Geneva in May 2018.