The Africa Region of World Physiotherapy was formed in 1991 as one of the five regional organization of the world body, World Physiotherapy.
The Africa region took off with six (6) countries; South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, but now has 27 Member Organizations (MOs). The inaugural meeting of WP-Africa was hosted by the Zambia Society of Physiotherapy (ZSP) in 1991 and the first Congress and General meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 1994.
The region hosts biennial meetings and congresses in different countries. Our next World Physiotherapy Africa Region GM and Congress shall take place in Cotonou Benin 2022.
Detailed historical background information can be found here.