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Ghana Physiotherapy Association

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The Ghana Physiotherapy Association has been a member of World Physiotherapy since 1999 and is part of our Africa region. The Ghana Association of Physiotherapists was founded at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in 1975.

World Physiotherapy member since

1999

Year members reported

2019

Number of physiotherapist members

165

Contact details

    Ghana: a profile of the profession in 2019

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    Physiotherapists

    About Ghana Physiotherapy Association and the physiotherapy profession in Ghana

    Practising physiotherapists in the country/territory

    185 (estimated)

    0.06

    Per 10,000 population

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    % female

    53%

    In this country/territory

    65%

    In this region

    66%

    Globally

    Physiotherapist members in this member organisation (MO)

    165

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    % female

    44%

    In this MO

    70%

    In MOs in this region

    58%

    In MOs globally

    Physiotherapy professional entry level education

    Minimum qualification required to practice

    Bachelors degree

    Equivalent fulltime years

    4

    Number of programmes

    3

    Regulation

    * = Continuing Professional Development

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    Registration required to practice

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    CPD* required for re-registration

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    CPD* required for membership

    Practice

    Which authority defines scope of practice

    Ministry of Health or another government department

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    Standards of practice

    More than one

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    Education for autonomous practice

    Some programmes

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    Legislation to prevent private practice

    Physiotherapists are permitted to

    Direct access

    *Direct access means a person can refer themselves to a physiotherapist without referral from another health professional

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    Direct access* permitted?

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in private practice?

    Will this be reimbursed?

    In full

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    Can people self refer to physiotherapists in the public system?

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    Limitations

    May not be covered by the insurance.

    Special interest groups recognised by the member organisation

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events

    http://www.physioghana.org

    Contemporary methodology in Qualitative Reseach,20th October 2018

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