WCPT representatives from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) were in Geneva last month at the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO) that meets annually. Not only did WCPT participate in discussions on disability during the main assembly, the representatives were also involved in the launch of the World Health Professions Alliance statement on collaborative practice and met with the WHO Disability and Rehabilitation Team and its partner organizations.
"A global shortage of physical therapists and other rehabilitation professions is affecting access to health services to people with disabilities," said WCPT in a statement to the World Health Assembly on May 22.
As statements of good intentions on improving access evolve into global action plans, WCPT said it will continue to do all it can to raise our profession’s profile with the world’s health decision makers and ensure that the expertise of physical therapists is utilized.
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