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

Downloadable Resources



Content of this page:

1. Working in Less Resourced Settings 2017 - a guide for therapists and students

2. CBR Matrix - a visual representation of CBR



This is a comprehensive guide produced jointly by OT Frontiers and its sister organisations, Communication Therapy and Physiotherapy.


Content includes:

• Preparing to work abroad, finding work, keeping safe, and returning home

• Good practice guidance including approaches to working in low-income contexts, supervision and CPD, getting started in a new country, cultural awareness and promoting sustainability

• Working abroad as a student practitioner

• References for further key reading.


Find at the WLRS padlet: 

Community Based Rehabilitation


Occupational Therapists workingin low and middle income countries need to be aware of the principes of community-based rehabilitation (CBR)


Whose aim is....

"to help people with disabilities, by establishing community-based programs for social integration, equalization of opportunities, and Physical therapy rehabilitation programs for the disabled. The strength of CBR programs is that they can be made available in rural areas, with limited infrastructure, as program leadership is not restricted to professionals in healthcare, educationalists, Occupational therapy vocational or social services. Rather, CBR programs involve the people with disabilities themselves, their families and communities, as well as appropriate professionals." ( Wikipedia, 2017)


Find out more at:


The CBR matrix gives an overall visual representation of CBR.  

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