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.

 

 

 News

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

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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Appropriate Paper Technology

 

Notes from our last meeting in July on the presentation by members of People Potential

about their projects involving Appropriate Paper Technology 

 

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MOOC: Deafness in the 21st Century: Low and Middle Income Countries

 

Launching 8th Feb 2016

 

Volunteering and Work Opportunities

 

As we recieve information from other organisations about volunteering and work opportunities we will display them on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Appropriate Paper Technology course in September 2016

 

Week long course in Hampshire.

 

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Election of UK WFOT delegate and alternate

 

Welcome to Sandra Rowson and Gabrielle Richards

 

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Disaster and Development, an occupational perspective

 

A new manual published by the WFOT

 

MAITS launch their new website

 

Worth visiting for information about how they support OT in developing countries.

 

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 21st January 2017

11am - 4pm

 

Venue:

Handicap international UK

9 Rushworth Street,

London SE1 0RB

 

 

Further information

 

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

 

 

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