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Overview of the WHO Global Code

November 6, 2012  • Health Worker Migration Council

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The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted by the 63rd World Health Assembly on 21 May 2010. The adoption of this Code, after lengthy drafting group discussions, was both swift and unanimous: many WHO Member States stood to applaud the passage of the text.

Since that time, GHD’s Health Worker Migration Council has been working to help countries implement policies that mitigate the negative impacts of health worker migration, and to raise awareness of the Code itself. The Council put together this overview of the WHO Global Code to help share the spirit behind the policy.