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Human Resources for Health

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. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (hereafter the WHO Code) was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010 as a voluntary instrument to address challenges of...

    Authors: Ayat Abuagla and Elsheikh Badr

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):26

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    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...

    Authors: Allison Squires, Melissa T. Ojemeni and Simon Jones

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

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    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...

    Authors: Ligia Paina, Marius Ungureanu and Victor Olsavszky

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

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    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...

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

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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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    The relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Personnel will be reviewed by the World Health Assembly in 2015. The origins of the Code of Practice and t...

    Authors: Remco van de Pas, Linda Mans, Giulia de Ponte and Yoswa Dambisya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):30

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  7. Content type: Research

    Medical diaspora options, including the engagement of expatriate physicians in development efforts within their home country, are being called for to reverse the effects of brain drain from developing countrie...

    Authors: Fayrouz Mohammed Abdalla, Maye Abu Omar and Elsheikh Elsiddig Badr

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):28

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  10. Content type: Research

    Medical workforce shortages represent a major challenge in low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa. Despite this, there is a dearth of information regarding the location and practice of Afr...

    Authors: Miliard Derbew, Adam D. Laytin and Rochelle A. Dicker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):29

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  11. Content type: Case study

    Projections indicate a global workforce shortage of approximately 4.3 million across the health professions. The need to ensure an adequate supply of health workers worldwide has created a context for the incr...

    Authors: Franklin A. Shaffer, Mukul Bakhshi, Julia To Dutka and Janice Phillips

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):31

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

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

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  13. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

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

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  14. Content type: Research

    Health professionals, particularly doctors, nurses and midwives, are in high demand worldwide. Therefore, it is important to assess the future plans and likelihood of return of emigrating health professionals....

    Authors: Sara McAleese, Barbara Clyne, Anne Matthews, Ruairí Brugha and Niamh Humphries

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):34

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