World Physical Therapy Day is approaching and this year it coincides with a world event of vital importance to physiotherapists and their efforts to improve the impact of the profession on global health. On September 19th, just 11 days after World Physical Therapy Day, the United Nations will hold its first ever summit on non-communicable disease, only the second such meeting to focus on global disease. The summit is an official recognition that non-communicable diseases are an increasing global health challenge.
Our profession helps millions of people every year to prevent these conditions and their risk factors. This summit provides an opportunity for physiotherapists around the world to use World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September to demonstrate the enormous contribution of physiotherapy in countering non-communicable disease (NCDs). Let’s all get together in Physiopedia to show the world how we can contribute.
In September we will be creating opportunities in Physiopedia for people to contribute to the areas of cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer. Why don’t you join us? We will post more information here over the coming weeks on how you can get involved so keep checking back to find out how you can collaborate with Physiopedia to make your contribution to global health.