OTARG is a regional group of World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
The regional groups of WFOT are according to the World Health Organisation regions of Africa.
OTARG is the sub-Saharan regional group of WFOT.
Member countries are shown on the map.
UAOT POSITION STATEMENT ABOUT UGANDA ANTI GAY BILL
Receive my kind greetings!
It has been a long time since the anti gay bill got the approval of Uganda Parliament and UAOT has not since updated the international colleagues on this sensitive matter. As a quick response to the fear being expressed by a number of our international colleagues, UAOT resolved to write a position statement on prevailing state of the anti gay bill in Uganda.
Please download the attachment to find all the details. The information on the attachment can be widely shared with colleague occupational therapist as this is intended to assure them on the safety of Uganda ahead of the 9th OTARG Congress to be held in Kampala-Uganda from 7th to 11th September 2015
Ekwan Francis Uzu
Photos from the 8th OTARG Congress in Harare, Zimbabwe
Delegates from approximately 10 international countries
Sarah Matovu., Chairperson of OTARG, opening the Congress in Harare
The new Executive Committee
Please click here to see an invitation from WHO for occupational therapists to join the Global Clinical Practice Network and participate in the further development of the ICD11 - classification of mental and behavioural disorders.
On 1st May 2014, there were 10,250 total registrants in the GCPN. Of this, 0.5% (N = 51) stated that they were OTs.
Following a reminder from the WFOT, the GCPN reported a significant increase in this number with 245 OTs in the network at 25th June.
We are all looking forward to seeing that number grow further. There are very few OTs in Africa who have enrolled.
Have you visited OTseeker recently? The OTseeker database was developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews relevant to occupational therapy. It is now viewed internationally as an important resource for evidence-based practice and research. Since commencing in 2003, OTseeker has been used in over 100 countries and has received well over 2 million visits to its website (www.otseeker.com) which is freely accessible.
Read about it here
OTARG has a major role in bringing the training of occupational therapists in line with the needs of the disabled in Africa, whilst still meeting the WFOT Minimum Standards for Training Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapy in Africa is growing strongly and fast.
The training of occupational therapists is being aligned to the needs of the community.
Occupational Therapy, with the strong backing of WFOT, is very much part of the total rehabilitation of the disabled in Africa.
Election of Office Bearers
At the Biennial General Meeting held in August 2013 in Harare, Zimbabwe, the following office bearers were appointed.
The term of office is four years with the option of standing a further two years.
The new committee was congratulated on their appointment.
This page was updated on
19 August, 2014
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