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WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel – implications for IrelandProfessor Ruairí BrughaDept of Epidemiology and Public Health MedicineRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)The Global Health Workforce: Pathways to Health.Why are health workers important?Irish Forum for Global Health Conference, 20123rd February, 2012, RCSI Dublin,
Global Policy Advisory Council – Realizing Rights (M Robinson) + GHWA
WHO (Human Resources Division) see Taylor + Dhillon, 2011
World Health Assembly adopted the Code in May 2010.
A voluntary instrument that articulates global ethical norms – principles and practices – around the international recruitment and migration of health workers.
Political realities of getting agreement from large destination states (US)
Non-binding, but includes strong reporting and compliance mechanisms
*Taylor + Dhillon argue that the obligation to comply with reporting obligations is of more value than a mandatory code that can be ignored
* The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: The Evolution of Global Health Diplomacy. Taylor + Dhillon Global Health Governance 2011Global Code: development and form
researchable issues – being researched in 2011-12
Member states are
Through partnerships – bringing together policy makers, researchers and practitioners