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

OT Frontiers Mission Statement

 

OT Frontiers is a network of occupational therapists based in the UK who have an interest in occupational therapy in low and middle income countries. We aim to promote an understanding of how as UK occupational therapists we can most appropriately apply our practice in the context of these countries. Whenever possible we collaborate with our overseas colleagues in projects that they undertake.

 

 

 News

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

OT Frontiers first AGM on 28th October 2017

 

 

The theme of the day was

AHPs Developing Synergies

 

Read more....

 

 

The CBR Matrix

 

The importance of understanding Community Based Rehabilitation if working in low and middle income countries, was discussed at the last OT Frontiers Meeting. The CBR matrix is a visual representation.  Find out more at: http://www.who.int/disabilities/cbr/en/

 

 

 

UK-Med Community of Practice

 

UK-Med provides emergency medical care in the aftermath of large and sudden-onset disasters. Previously known as the UK International Trauma Register now healthcare workers committed to emergency humanitarian response are invited to join the UK-Med Community of Practice.

 

For more information go to:  https://www.uk-med.org/

 

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: https://www.cot.co.uk/join-wfot/join-wfot  

 

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.

 

MAITS Annual Report

2016 -2017

 

The report provides insights into their work and resources.  For further information and the link to the report visit our News page.

 

 

Our Physiotherapy colleagues: ADAPT  also held their AGM on

21st November 2017

 

The theme of their day was 

Are we meeting the challenge of ageing in the developing world.

 

Read more......

 

 

INCLUDE: A Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) learning community

 

At the last OT Frontiers meeting the above web resource was discussed. INCLUDE is an online learning community for community-based rehabilitation (CBR) that aims to inform and support CBR managers and interested stakeholders around the world. Learn more on by clicking on the tiltle to go to out Resource page or go to:

http://include.edc.org/ 

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

April 2014.

 

Our next meeting:

You are welcome to attend.

 

Our next meeting will be held on 20th January 2018

 

Venue: Yet to be confirmed but will be somewhere in London

 

 

 

More information about the meeting click here.

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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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