Esther Munalula Nkandu, WCPT Treasurer and Chair of WCPT's Finance Committee, has been appointed by the President of Zambia as the country’s ambassador to Belgium.
A former President of the Zambia Society of Physiotherapy and a former Chair of the WCPT Africa Region, Esther has been involved with WCPT and the global physical therapy profession for 15 years. She headed the University of Zambia’s Department of Physiotherapy between 2000 and 2013 and, as a bioethicist, served on Zambia’s National Health Research Ethics Committee.
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Earlier this month WCPT President Emma K Stokes spoke to Krysta Wark on the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Global Physio Podcast. Highlighting the role of WCPT as the global body for the profession, the podcast also covers the importance of professional associations, global policy change, young physiotherapists as leaders and where Emma sees physiotherapy in the future. https://apple.co/2SNDcb9
For this year's Black History Month, WCPT member organisation, the American Physical Therapy Association, dug into its archive to take a look at some truly ground-breaking African American physical therapists who achieved greatness despite obstacles, transforming the profession along the way.
The World Health Organization will commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24th March to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4,500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42%. To accelerate the TB response in countries to reach targets, Heads of State came together and made strong commitments to end TB at the first-ever UN High Level Meeting in September 2018.