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Managing Human Resources for Health


WHO Global Code: Stoking Up the Fire for Implementation

May 22, 2013 

Geneva, Switzerland

2012 HWMI Innovation Award Ceremony

May 24, 2012 
Geneva, Switzerland 

The Health Worker Migration Policy Council Celebrates Ireland and Rwanda for their Innovation and Leadership

Nov 2013

WHA Unanimously Adopts Historic Global Code

May 2010

Council Conversation Series

(ongoing collection)

Innovations in Collaboration: A Guidebook on Bilateral Agreements to Address Health Worker Migration

November 2010

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Photo of HWMPC logoWhy We Care About the Migration of Health Workers

The global shortage of health workers has presented a crisis that impedes access to basic health services around the world. In many developing nations, the health workforce crisis is exacerbated by the migration of health practitioners to developed nations, where there is an increasing reliance on foreign workers to provide access to health workers. Medical advances and older populations in developed nations have led to serious health workforce shortages that are projected to last for decades to come.

About the Health Worker Migration Initiative

HWMI is the secretariat of The Health Worker Migration 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.

What We Are Doing to Manage Health Worker Migration

The Health Worker Migration Policy Council (the "Council") has put forward leading analysis and recommendations for policy solutions and has mobilized global action to more effectively manage health worker migration to benefit all. In addition, the Council has created a conversation series highlighting case studies, policy briefs, and firms based on narratives, interviews, and research that inspire action and give Member States examples of solutions to address health worker migration. The series targets decision makers from Member States who are faced with addressing the challenges of health worker migration.

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Learn more about the Health Worker Migration Policy Council, past Council meetings, and the Council Conversation Series.