Volume 14 Supplement 1

The WHO global code of practice: early evidence of its relevance and effectiveness

Research

Publication of this supplement was supported by the project “Brain Drain to Brain Gain - Supporting WHO Code of practice on International Recruitment of Health personnel for Better Management of Health Worker Migration”, co-funded by the European Union (DCI-MIGR/2013/282-931) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and coordinated by the World Health Organization. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process. The contents of this supplement are the sole responsibility of the HRH Journal, and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or WHO.

  1. Research

    Exploring longitudinal shifts in international nurse migration to the United States between 2003 and 2013 through a random effects panel data analysis

    No study has examined the longitudinal trends in National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) applicants and pass rates among internationally-educated nurses (IENs) seeking to work in the Un...

    Allison Squires, Melissa T. Ojemeni and Simon Jones

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):21

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  2. Research

    Implementing the Code of Practice on International Recruitment in Romania – exploring the current state of implementation and what Romania is doing to retain its domestic health workforce

    The Romanian health system is struggling to retain its health workers, who are currently facing strong incentives for migration to Western European health systems. Retention issues, coupled with high levels of...

    Ligia Paina, Marius Ungureanu and Victor Olsavszky

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):22

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  3. Research

    Predictors of career progression and obstacles and opportunities for non-EU hospital doctors to undertake postgraduate training in Ireland

    The World Health Organization’s Global Code on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel urges Member States to observe fair recruitment practices and ensure equality of treatment of migrant and domest...

    Ella Tyrrell, Conor Keegan, Niamh Humphries, Sara McAleese, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Ruairí Brugha

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):23

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  4. Research

    Passing through – reasons why migrant doctors in Ireland plan to stay, return home or migrate onwards to new destination countries

    International recruitment is a common strategy used by high-income countries to meet their medical workforce needs. Ireland, despite training sufficient doctors to meet its internal demand, continues to be hea...

    Ruairí Brugha, Sara McAleese, Pat Dicker, Ella Tyrrell, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Niamh Humphries

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):35

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  5. Research

    Labour migration of Polish nurses: a questionnaire survey conducted with the Computer Assisted Web Interview technique

    According to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Poland has one of the lowest numbers of nurses (5.2) per 1000 inhabitants among 28 EU countries. The migration of nurses from P...

    Rafał Szpakowski, Patrycja W. Zając, Grażyna Dykowska, Zofia Sienkiewicz, Anna Augustynowicz and Aleksandra Czerw

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):24

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  6. Research

    A mixed-methods study of health worker migration from Jamaica

    This study sought to better understand the drivers of migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was conducted in four countries...

    Gail Tomblin Murphy, Adrian MacKenzie, Benjamin Waysome, Joan Guy-Walker, Rowena Palmer, Annette Elliott Rose, Janet Rigby, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):36

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  7. Commentary

    Knowledge and potential impact of the WHO Global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel: Does it matter for source and destination country stakeholders?

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was implemented in May 2010. The present commentary offers some insights into what is known about the Code five years on, as...

    Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté, Corinne Packer, Vivien Runnels and Gail Tomblin Murphy

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):25

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  8. Case study

    The views of migrant health workers living in Austria and Belgium on return migration to sub-Saharan Africa

    The negative consequences of the brain drain of sub-Saharan African health workers for source countries are well documented and include understaffed facilities, decreased standards of care and higher workloads...

    Annelien Poppe, Silvia Wojczewski, Katherine Taylor, Ruth Kutalek and Wim Peersman

    Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):27

    Published on: 30 June 2016