Supporting Occupational Therapy in low & middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapyin low & middle income countries


1. Manuals


Books and manuals related to health care practice in low and middle income countries

2. Organisations


Information about related organisations

3. Cultural and Social Resources


Books and journals about cultural issues, competency and other social issues

Working in Less Resourced Settings Guide (3rd edition)


This is a comprehensive guide for students and therapists produced jointly by OT Frontiers and its sister organisations, Communication Therapy International (Speech and Language Therapy) and ADAPT (Physiotherapy). It includes information around:

  • 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: 


Future meetings:


20 July 2024

19 October 2024


OTs, students, and others interested in occupational therapy in low and middle income countries are very welcome to participate in these rich, varied and thought-provoking conferences that provide exciting opportunities for networking, meaningful discussion and certified CPD activity. Contact to register.

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