World Physical Therapy Day 2012 - Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association (BPA) celebrated World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September. The BPA President, Dr Rajib Hasan, and Secretary General, Dr Md Bakhtiar, along with several Executive Committee (EC) members attended different programmes as BPA delegates. This year the BPA also took the initiative to celebrate the day via organisations such as NGOs working with disabilities, hospitals, therapy centers and medical institutes etc.

In almost all of the seven divisions in Bangladesh, the day was successfully celebrated through BPA initiatives. Activities were held around the country and included:

  • several rallies with physical therapists and patients taking part
  • seminars and workshops
  • presentations and speeches
  • posters displayed in many colleges and hospitals
  • free mobile health camps and awareness programmes

Overall the day was a huge success throughout the country and generated much newspaper and television coverage.


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