Health workforce

Public hearing to review the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel - Call for submission of statements

WHO will hold a one-day public hearing on April 22nd to gather public opinion (from Member States, civil society and institutions of Member States) on the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of health Personnel (the Code). To this end, WHO is inviting submissions against certain criteria outlined in the attached “call for submission” document. Submissions must be made between March 9th – April 6th, 2015. More details on the public hearing event will be posted on the Secretariat web-site "(” on 15/04/2015.

Published in LANCET Global Health (Online: 11 March 2015)

Health-care workers as agents of sustainable development

At the outset of the post-2015 era, discussions around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 subtargets are moving at a fast pace. Although the new agenda will not take its final shape until September, 2015, its complexity is an undeniable reality. Multiple dimensions of sustainable development refer to a multitude of capacities that implementers should have. The question is who should these implementers be?

Invitation to tender for estimating requirements for the global strategy on human resources for health

The objective of this assignment is for the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholder, to identify the health workforce requirements for the implementation of the WHO global strategy on human resources for health and for the attainment of the health targets envisaged under the emerging Sustainable Development Goals, and the corresponding financing and costing estimates under a range of different possible scenarios. The development of the estimates will contribute to the contents of the WHO global strategy on human resources for health, as well as represent a stand-alone research activity aiming to inform future efforts in support of global health workforce initiatives. The invitation to tender outlines the expectations and requirements of this assignment. The deadline for submissions is 8 March 2015.

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HRH upcoming events

7-9 March

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools -CGFNS International’s acquiring the Alliance for Ethical Practices in Recruitment of International Healthcare Professional- Philadelphia, USA

9-10 March

Every Woman Every Child High-Level Progress Report Launch Event- New York, USA

22-25 March

HRH National Consultation Workshop- Jakarta, Indonesia

24 March

World TB Day- Global

HRH Milestones

Health Workforce team and HRH Regional Advisors

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