We are pleased to provide our members with a variety of up-to-date as well as archived resources related to global health in the physiotherapy arena. If you are currently not a member of the GHD, please click here to read more information about our member benefits and learn how to become a member.
Go-PT was an initiative founded by Mary Clare Birmingham, a physiotherapist from the United States. The mission for the organization has been to:
- Enable PTs who seek service opportunities and NGOs that need PT involvement to find each other, and
- Provide an effective venue for fostering participation, excellence, and ethical practice in global health promotion.
The goal has been to generate increased participation of PTs in program development as well as direct service, extending physical therapy to more patient populations in more places.
Congratulations to GHD Member, Elizabeth Harvey, the 2016 GHD Clinician Bursary winner! Elizabeth will be traveling to Nicaragua in November. Stay tuned for her reflections on her global health experience later this year!
Attention all PTA Students!!
The Global Health Division is currently seeking PTA students who are interested in applying for the student rep position. Click here for more information on the GHD executive committee and on the PTA position!! This position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.
CHECK THIS OUT
Click here to watch "What Does Global Health Mean to You?" video put together by the GHD Communications team!
Current Global Health Work/Volunteer Opportunities
A Better World Canada is seeking physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and support volunteers to join a rehabilitation team to Kenya and Rwanda. The team will build on partnerships developed over the past 25 years for children with disabilities in rural communities. Participants will network with local therapists, participate in a training camp for families with children with disabilities, consult with community leaders in development of community based rehabilitation, and train community heath workers in rehabilitation knowledge and skills.
February 15 – March 3, 2017 Kenya and Rwanda
February 11 – 27, 2017 Kenya only
Click here for more opportunities!
Sept. Global Health Blog Post:
Highlights from the 2015 Canadian Conference on Global Health
by Jennifer Carvajal
Jennifer Carvajal recounts her experiences at the 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health and the 2nd annual Canadian Student and Young Professional Global Health Summit in Nov. 2015 in Montreal. Read the highlights and consider attending the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research and/or the 3rd annual Canadian Student and Young Professional Global Health Summit in Nov. 2016.
Click here to read the full blog post!
Congradulations to the WINNERS of the 2015 Free Membership Draw:
* Clinician winner: Kerra Quinn
* Student winner: Corey Kim
If you are a graduating student GHD member interested in global health, you could win a FREE MEMBERSHIP to the GHD. Provide us with a posting for our website by December 31st and you will be entered into a draw. For more information, click here.
Starting in 2015, GHD members who are clinicians who contribute content to our website will be entered to win a FREE MEMBERSHIP to the GHD for the following membership year. Provide us with a posting for our website by December 31st and you will be entered into a draw.
Call for Papers: Physiotherapy Canada Special Series
Education in Physiotherapy (now through 2016)
2015 Year In Review
In 2015, the GHD has continued to invite submissions from members and those outside of the Division, including researchers, decision-makers, and other health care professionals, in Canada and from around the world. The intent has been to share articles, blogs, video and interviews that interesting, relevant and meaningful in the area of global health. The following is a year of these messages. We hope that you will take a moment to peruse.
Click here to view.