Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries

Mission Statement


OT Frontiers is a network of occupational therapists based in the UK who support the development of occupational therapy in low and middle income countries.  We collaborate with our overseas colleagues in projects they undertake.  We strive to understand how as UK occupational therapists we can most appropriately apply our practice in the context of these countries.




Recently received  news highlights - more details on our News page.

WFOT Membership


A quick reminder that now is the time to renew membership or apply for your 2017 membership of WFOT. WFOT not only works to promote OT internationally but also to develop and maintain standards across the globe.  


Read more and find the application form at:  


Working with MDT in Low and Middle Income Settings


Presentation at the ADAPT November Conference and AGM a success



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Volunteer OT post in Gorkha, Nepal


Possible practice settings are in the general hospital, numerous primary and secondary schools, therapy clinic, deaf school, Gorkha Women's Association hygiene project and there is also the possibility of spending time in Gorkha Prison


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OTION launched by WFOT


WFOT launched the Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION) on 15 June 2016. This is a dedicated interactive forum that enables OTs from across the world to share ideas.


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Sandi Rehabilitation Centre in Malawi


Read Katie's reflection about her work with children in Malawi.



Inpatient Mental Health OT vaccancies in Jamaica


Read more by clicking on the following link:   Volunteering and Work Opportunities


The new edition of Occupational Therapies Without Borders is now out!


Occupational therapy practice, theory and research, from south to north, east to west.  This book is the most global in the series so far, 143 authors with 67 chapters from 22 countries with contributions from Easter Island travelling Eastward to Japan!


Disaster and Development, an occupational perspective


A new manual published by the WFOT


UK International Emergency Trauma Register


Occupational Therapists can now join the register of health professionals who attend international emergency rescues.



A downloadable resource with ideas for therapists preparing to practice in low and middle income countries.

April 2014.


Our next meeting

You are welcome.


Our next meeting will be on 22nd April 2017

11am - 4pm



Handicap international UK

9 Rushworth Street,

London SE1 0RB


There will also be a regional group held on the same day in Manchester.


More details will be available at a later date.



Small grants for OT development projects

OT Frontiers offers up to 5 grants a year of up to £100 each to support small scale projects or the CPD of Occupational Therapy colleagues in medium and low resourced countries.


Small grants information















For all communications please note:

OT Frontiers is a network of UK based OTs who have an interest in practice in low and middle income countries. Information we exchange between ourselves and with others is offered in a spirit of mutual sharing; it should not be considered as advice. OT Frontiers does not necessarily endorse any organisation we mention. Please make your own enquiries regarding the legitimacy and safety of any organisation you plan to engage with. OT Frontiers strongly advises individuals to follow the travel advice of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and recognise that their advice about any destination can change at short notice. Organisations in other countries do not always have advanced understanding of the implications of security situations for foreign visitors; it is the responsibility of the prospective visitor to make their own judgment.


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