Report of the regional consultation on the draft WHO code of practice for the international recruitment of health personnel
Other TitlesGurgaon, Haryana, India, 16-17 December 2009
AbstractIn 2004, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA57.19, which requested the Director-General to "develop a code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel, in consultation with Member States and all relevant partners". WHO headquarters, after a comprehensive consultative process involving multistakeholders, developed a draft WHO Code of Practice. This was discussed in national consultations in countries of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region, and was followed by a regional consultation. The regional consultation was attended by representatives from Member States and WHO headquarters. The objective was to share and discuss inputs/country reports received from Member States on the WHO draft code of practice; recommend changes in the text; and build a regional perspective on the WHO draft code of practice. The changes suggested by SEA countries were conveyed to WHO Headquarters along with other recommendations. The outcome of the regional consultation was also communicated to the representatives of the three SEA Region Member States attending the 126th Session of Executive Board in January 2010. This report summarizes presentations from SEA Region Member States on the outcome of national consultations in their respective countries, and includes specific recommendations of the regional consultation on the WHO Draft Code of Practice for the international recruitment of health personnel.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Report of the regional consultation on the draft WHO code of practice for the international recruitment of health personnel. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206276