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News from Member Organisations June 2021 - Malta

NEWS FROM MALTA

This year has been a challenging year for everyone, including occupational therapists working in different settings in Malta. The Malta Association of Occupational Therapists has supported its members throughout this difficult time, through the approval of position statements issued by the Malta Federation of Professional Associations (MFPA). MAOT has also served to voice the concern of members related to vaccination against Covid-19.

The Annual General meeting for the Malta Association of Occupational Therapy was held online at the end of March. A new executive committee was elected and a number of subcommittees have been formed. There were changes related to WFOT representation – Charmaine Mifsud is the new WFOT delegate and Demis Cachia is the alternate delegate. Mr. Cachia remained COTEC delegate.

The MAOT President, Demis Cachia was re-elected as Treasurer of the Malta Health Network, one of the main organisation in Malta that acts on behalf of its member associations that represent patients and health care professionals. He was also re-elected as Treasurer within the MFPA.

The Malta Association of Occupational Therapists is also involved in the process related to the Specialisation Framework. This process is meant to work on the pathway needed to enable occupational therapists to specialise in specific areas.

The Malta Association of Occupational Therapists is part of the Malta Federation for Professional Organisations. This organisation was founded in 1971, thus this year, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary through various activities that are being planned.