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Occupational Therapy
Africa Regional Group

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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.

Please note
The dates for the Uganda Congress are the 7th September 2015 to the 10th September 2015.



OTARG offers 3 bursaries to Occupational Therapists wishing to attend the Uganda OTARG Congress
in September 2015.
These bursaries are to the value of US $1000.00 each

1.       One bursary is offered by Jennifer Creek in memory of her daughter Elsie, called the Elsie Creek Bursary.
The applicant must be 25 years old or younger.
Click here for more information

2.       2 bursaries are offered by OTARG with the money that has been accumulated from the sale of the OTARG book.
There is no limit on the age group.
Click here for more information

Application form for bursaries


The OTARG Constitution has been modified and needs to be ratified, accepted and signed
at the next AGM in Kampala Uganda.

Click here for more information.

Delegates from OTARG member countries are to please send any comments or changes
to vivyan.alers@gmail.com by 31 July 2015.


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.

Membership Application Form

You can download this form by clicking here.

Once you have filled it in, please fax or e-mail your application form and proof of payment to
Pat de Witt (OTARG Secretary)
Fax number :    +27 (0)11 717 3709
E-mail: Patricia.DeWitt@wits.ac.za



Said Nafai is involved in the project of bringing occupational therapy to Morocco.

Email: saidnafai@otmorocco.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.otmorocco.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OTMorocco

  You can learn more about it on the website www.OTMorocco.org



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

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.

Your Committee


Sarah Matovu


Vice chairperson

Justice Mackenzie Nthitu



Pat de Witt


Member at large

Albert Pascal



Rosemary Crouch


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Vivyan Alers


Student member

Tatenda Maphosa


This page was updated on 18 April, 2015

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