As part of the Aspen Global Health and Development program, the Health Worker Migration Initiative (HWMI) identifies and promotes innovative policies to address the growing global challenge of inequitable healthcare access due to the migration of health workers, highlighting promising practices at the global, regional, and country level.
|Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 11:00pm||
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Among these innovations are adoption of policies including ethical codes of conduct and bilateral agreements between source and destination nations where training, technical assistance, development assistance and circular and temporary migration allow a return flow of resources to sending nations with low health worker density.
HWMI is the secretariat of The Health Worker Migration Global Policy Advisory Council (“Council”), a taskforce of high level policy makers from sending and receiving nations and experts that was established in 2007 to review and promote global, regional, and national policy action to support the more ethical management of global health worker migration. The Council was reconstituted in 2011 with the primary mandate of assessing the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel in addition to promoting innovative solutions to addressing the challenges associated with health worker migration.
The Council is co-chaired by Senator Tom Daschle and Dr. Francis Omasa.