Over the last half century, despite repeated calls by developing nations, there has been little movement to address the challenges related to the international migration of health workers, often referred to as “the brain drain.” In the health sector, the international migration of health personnel from resource poor to resource rich countries has been increasing and is jeopardizing health investments in some of the poorest countries in the world. Consequently, the Health Worker Migration Policy Council is proud to launch the Innovation Award to foster action to address the challenges of health worker migration.
The Health Worker Migration Policy Council Innovation Award celebrates progress made by countries working to address the challenges of health worker migration. This highly competitive, non-monetary award honors innovative and scalable approaches in support of the WHO Global Code’s Guiding Principles and in accelerating progress toward solutions to health worker migration by addressing the seven WHO Global Code implementation recommendations.
Read more about how to submit a nomination here.