Summaries of contributions
The Danish Nurses Organisation, Denmark
Note: A number of specific comments are not included in this summary but will be duly considered when the draft is revised.
It is important that international recruitment is carried out by employers in a manner that supports equal rights of employees and high-quality health care.
2.1-2.4 The code requires global compliance and all Member States must act at a national level as well. 3.1-3.10 The DNO supports the fact that international recruitment is not a long-term solution to health workforce shortages
4.1-4.9 The DNO agrees it is important to emphasize the equal rights of internationally recruited health personnel.
5.1-5.3 The bi- and multi-lateral agreements are a possible way of introducing mutual staff exchange, which can help minimize the risk of brain drain.
7.1-7.4 In the long term, effective human resource planning can ensure that Member States overcome the paradox of having unemployed health care personnel and vacancies in health care at the same time.
10.1-10.5 Suggest WHO create easy-to-use tools for the gathering of information in order to facilitate the collection of same.
Dr Ezekiel Ogutu, Kenya
I wish to register my appreciation for the great efforts that have been made to prepare the draft.
In Article 10, provisions should be made for designated national authorities in Member States to compile their reports in consultation and participation with stakeholders and NGOs. This will enable sharing of information and wider inclusion of concerned parties.
It is my hope that developing countries will receive technical assistance to review their national laws and policies in line with the code.