Message From the Region Chair
In 2020 a new Board for the Region was elected for a three-year term. This was agreed on by Member Organizations (MOs) to afford the region realign to its even year of activities.
We live in a world that is moving very fast as far as science and technology are concerned and this affects all aspects of life, including health. Africa faces a myriad of challenges in the area of physiotherapy, especially training, which needs a lot of collaborative efforts amongst countries in the Region and beyond to equip us confront them. Other challenges are clinical practice (regulations), continuing professional development and research.
For the first time a WP Congress was held in the Africa Region (Congress 2017) and it was also the first WP Congress for the new two-yearly congress cycle. This did not afford the Africa region to hold its Biennial congress but it was great by all standards and could not have occurred at a better time.
We must therefore take advantage of any or all opportunities that emanated from the Cape Town congress and others that may come our way to improve our practices with the aim to provide good quality but affordable care to our clients.
The Board during its tenure therefore intends to continue prosecuting objectives that will bring significant advancement for the profession in the region.
We are hopeful to strike out some of the items listed on the list of objectives as accomplished by the time we meet at the next Congress.
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Joseph Martial Capo-Chichi
Chair – World Physiotherapy Africa Region