Nigeria

The Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy joined their counterparts from all over the world to mark World Physiotherapy Day 2014 in yet another unprecedented manner.

The activities took place all across the nation in the different state chapters spanning across 36 states and the FCT, Abuja where the national executive council pitched the tent for this year’s celebrations. The society used the day to draw attention to advocacy for the profession, public health issues as well as mark unity and solidarity of the global physiotherapy community against the backdrop of WCPT’s commitment to support member organisations in the efforts to promote the profession and advance expertise.

Using this year’s “Fit to take part” message, the majority of the State chapters in the federation and the FCT carried out an array of activities in engaging the community to draw attention. From public lectures to health screenings, social media engagement, public walks, and distribution of information flyers.

In the wake of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and particularly in Nigeria where it has now been successfully contained, the society also used the day as an opportunity to highlight the challenges of this infectious disease.

The events were a huge success and attracted extensive media coverage.