Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group

5th OTARG Congress Zanzibar 2007

The 5th International OTARG Congress was held on the island of Zanzibar in September 2007. The theme of the Congress was “Occupation and culture: Affirming Diversity in Occupational Therapy.” The highest number of delegates ever, attended the Congress. There were 120 delegates from 15 countries. 

The scientific programme was excellent and really good research was presented. Jennifer Creek from the UK convened a meeting to develop an OTARG, Occupational Therapy in Africa book.

Delegates went sailing on dhows, snorkelled from the nearby islands and soaked up the tropical atmosphere.
OTARG met and Alfred Ramukumba from South Africa was returned as Chairman, Brenda Emanuel from Tanzania as Vice Chairman, Liza Wegner from South Africa as Secretary, Christa Meyer as Treasurer, Julius Kameswiga as WFOT Representative and Rosemary Crouch as newsletter Editor.

 A Student Representative was appointed from Tanzania.