Disaster Management Policy Statement

Publication date 1 May 2019 Category
  • Conflicts and disasters
  • Conflicts and Disasters
  • Disaster Management
Publishing organisation World Physiotherapy

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) recognises that disasters resulting from natural, environmental and technological hazards (includes biological, geological, hydrometeorological and socionatural hazards) have a major and long-lasting impact on people and the countries in which they live.

WCPT encourages member organisations to facilitate the contribution of physical therapists, as experts in physical therapy intervention/treatment including rehabilitation, to national and local disaster preparedness and management strategies.