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Pascal Zurn Department of Human Resources for Health World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland. Useful tools for the implementation of the Code : the strategy and the report draft guidelines. Moving the ethical hiring of health workers forward Madrid, 17 th June 2011.
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Pascal Zurn Department of Human Resources for Health World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland Useful tools for the implementation of the Code: the strategy and the report draft guidelines Moving the ethical hiring of health workers forward Madrid, 17th June 2011
World Health Assembly Resolution In 2004, the World Health Assembly Resolution "WHA 57.19" on International Migration of Health Personnel requested the Director General "to develop, in consultation with Member States and all relevant partners, a code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel…. ".
The WHO Global Code of Practiceon the International Recruitment of Health Personnel,adopted by the 63rd World Health Assembly21 May 2010
WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel • Preamble • Article 1: Objectives • Article 2: Nature and scope • Article 3: Guiding principles • Article 4: Responsibilities, rights and recruitment practices • Article 5: Health workforce development and health systems sustainability • Article 6: Data gathering and research • Article 7: Information exchange • Article 8: Implementation of the Code • Article 9: Monitoring and institutional arrangements • Article 10: Partnerships, technical cooperation, and financial support
Implementation strategy The WHO Code: An implementation strategy by the WHO Secretariat has been developed
Implementation strategy Communication and advocacy Development of guidelines for monitoring implementation of the Code Support at regional and country level Resource mobilisation Partnerships
Communication and advocacy • Raising awareness through: • Publication of the WHO Code • Publication of a user’s guide • Development of the WHO website • Presentations on the Code at international meetings
Guidelines for monitoring the implementation • "to rapidly develop, in consultation with Member States, guidelines for minimum data set, information exchange and reporting on the implementation of the WHO Global Code"
Timeline for the development of the guidelines 2010 2011 September June October November OECD/WHO Technical Workshop on monitoring of HRH migration Proposal to present revised draft guidelines at regional meetings OECD Health Data Correspondent meeting to discuss draft guidelines for MDS July Presentation of the Code implementation strategy to the office of the WHO Director-General May Mars Technical Briefing at WHA64 October • Web based public hearing December WHO Expert Meeting to discuss draft guidelines: . Minimum Data Set (MDS) . Information exchange . Reporting on the implementation on the Code Publication of the guidelines Consultation and validation Planning phase Formulation of draft guidelines
Designated National Authority • "For purposes of international communication, each Member State should, as appropriate, designate a national authority responsible for the exchange of information regarding health personnel migration and the implementation of the Code. Member States so designating such an authority, should inform WHO." (Art 7.3) • 48 countries have so far reported their National Authority
Partnerships • Building on the successful partnerships from the development of the Code • Successful implementation will depend on strong partnerships with Member States, other international organizations, professional organizations, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders
Resource mobilization • The current level of resources available to WHO for the implementation of the Code is insufficient in terms of staff and activities. • Current annual needs stand at around US$ 5 million, distributed between HQ and the 6 regional offices as follows:
For more information http://www.who.int/hrh/migration/code/practice/en/index.html