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Special Projects with Non Government Organisations

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Special Projects with NGOs

  • Participation in a WHO/WFOT/WCPT taskforce on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) which has produced manuals on: 
    • Promoting the Development of Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Guide for Mid-Level Rehabilitation Workers (1993)
    • Promoting Independence Following a Spinal Cord Injury: A Manual for Mid-level Rehabilitation Workers (1996) 
    • Promoting the Development of Infants & Young Children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: A Guide for Mid-level Rehabilitation Workers (1996).
  • Collaboration of WFOT with WHO and COTEC (Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries) in a quality assurance research project looking at the aftercare of people following stroke.
  • Participation with INIA (International Institute on Ageing) in the development of a multidisciplinary educational course on Care of the Older Person designed for areas of the world where this problem is emerging.

International Agencies with whom WFOT has contact

  • NGO/WHO Collaborative Group on Ageing (AG)
  • WHO/WCPT/WFOT Task Force on Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
  • Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
  • Conference on Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGO)
  • Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC)
  • Disabled Peoples International (DPI)
  • Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Global Heath Network for Health Professionals (GHNHP)
  • Handicap International (HI)
  • International Council on Disability (ICOD)
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • International Institute on Ageing (UN Malta) (INIA)
  • International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling (IRTAC)
  • International Spinal Cord Society (ISCI) 
  • Pan American Health Organisation (WHO) (PAHO)
  • Rehabilitation International (RI)
  • NGO/WHO Consultation Group on Substance Abuse (SAB)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Disaster Relief Organisations (UNDRO)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)
  • World Federation of United Nations Agencies (WFUNA)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Western Pacific Region (WHO) (WPR)