WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Article 7 – Information exchange
7.1 Member States are encouraged to, as appropriate and subject to national law, promote the establishment or strengthening of information exchange on international health personnel migration and health systems, nationally and internationally, through public agencies, academic and research institutions, health professional organizations, and subregional, regional and international organizations, whether governmental or nongovernmental.
7.2 In order to promote and facilitate the exchange of information that is relevant to this Code, each Member State should, to the extent possible:
- progressively establish and maintain an updated database of laws and regulations related to health personnel recruitment and migration and, as appropriate, information about their implementation;
- progressively establish and maintain updated data from health personnel information systems in accordance with Article 6.2; and
- provide data collected pursuant to subparagraphs (a) and (b) above to the WHO Secretariat every three years, beginning with an initial data report within two years after the adoption of the Code by the Health Assembly.
7.3 For purposes of international communication, each Member State should, as appropriate, designate a national authority responsible for the exchange of information regarding health personnel migration and the implementation of the Code. Member States so designating such an authority, should inform WHO. The designated national authority should be authorized to communicate directly or, as provided by national law or regulations, with designated national authorities of other Member States and with the WHO Secretariat and other regional and international organizations concerned, and to submit reports and other information to the WHO Secretariat pursuant to subparagraph 7.2(c) and Article 9.1.
7.4 A register of designated national authorities pursuant to paragraph 7.3 above shall be established, maintained and published by WHO.