We are pleased to inform the Ghana Physiotherapy Association that one of its members, Beatrice E.A. Sankah, has been selected as a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Development Group for Osteoarthritis, tasked with working on the development of the WHO’s Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation. The selection of Beatrice followed her nomination by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) and her research on hand osteoarthritis in Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Beatrice is currently a PhD student at University of Southampton, UK under the supervision of Professors Maria Stokes and Jo Adams. Her PhD research is aimed at developing an exercise intervention to improve pain and quality of life in people with hand osteoarthritis. This WHO Group comprises of rehabilitation experts from different world regions and different health professions.

The Group’s mandate is to develop a package of rehabilitation interventions for the management of osteoarthritis, and Beatrice will be representing physiotherapists from the African Region.

Congratulations Beatrice on your selection.