Congratulations Dr Mary Silcock on being invited to the WHO Rehab Competency Framework working group
As part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Rehabilitation 2030 initiative and a global ‘Call for Action’, to support low- and middle-income countries develop effective, sustainable approaches to strengthening their rehabilitation workforce, the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) were approached to join a working committee to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation competency framework. The working committee is made up of delegates from international associations representing occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitative medicine, logopedics and phoniatrics (communication, hearing and swallowing/eating), nursing, and prosthetics/orthotics.
With support from OTNZ-WNA and OTBNZ Dr Mary Silcock applied to be considered as the WFOT delegate and we are delighted to advise that Mary has recently received an invitation to be part of the working group. Work will commence early 2019 and Mary will keep us updated on its progress.