Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ghana Occupational Therapy Association to sensitize public on their work

The Ghana Occupational Therapy Association is embarking on a public sensitization programme to educate the public on the work and role of occupational therapists in our health care system

The sensitization drive which will begin with a launch of the Occupational Therapy week celebration is part of efforts to mark World Occupational Therapy Day which is celebrated every 27th of October

Mr Paul Darlinton Forson, Public Relations Officer, Occupational Therapy Association of Ghana, told the Special Mothers Project that his organization is doing the sensitization for a whole week  starting 21st October, 2019, with a variety of activities and programmes to create awareness about the existence and importance of occupational therapy in health care

Activities lined up for the week long celebrations includes a scientific conference on occupational therapy practice , awareness creation campaigns in some churches and public places  and an outreach programme to screen both the young and old at Okatabanman society in Accra.

The celebration is on the theme: Improving Health and Wellbeing: Occupational Therapy Perspective

The World Federation of Occupational Therapist which Ghana is a member is the international voice of the occupational therapy profession.

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill or persons with disabilities using therapeutic everyday activities. They help their patients or clients develop, recover, improve and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working

The Special Mothers Project is an advocacy and awareness creation programme on Children with Special Needs Issues, the project provides an online platform for families raising children with special needs to connect, The Special Mothers Project  does advocacy using the media

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