Health workforce

Summaries of contributions



Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba

The suggested amendments include:

Adding two more objectives, one of which is:

  • contribute to facing inadequate migratory policies that create an imbalanced distribution of health workers throughout the world and undermine the health security of developing countries.

Adding two more points to Article 4, one of which is:

  • Member States should recognize that the challenges and the negative impact of the migration of skilled health personnel from developing countries can be tackled through assistance and the commitment of all countries, with a view to maximizing benefits and minimizing the negative impact, as well as providing assistance and cooperation required by those who are the most affected by this phenomenon.

Add three more points to Article 5, one of which is:

  • Member States should ensure that in the signing of agreements between developing and developed countries for the exchange of professors and skilled health personnel, the purposes, time of stay and mechanisms that guarantee their return to their countries of origin after meeting the objectives of the exchange, be clearly established.

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, in its capacity as Chair of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM)

The Declaration adopted by the Ministers of Health of the NAM under the title: “Migration and Training Qualified Health Personnel” is NAM’s collective contribution to the draft code. The declaration, among other things, says common measures must be aimed at pursuing several objectives, including:

  • The Declaration adopted by the Ministers of Health of the NAM under the title: “Migration and Training Qualified Health Personnel” is NAM’s collective contribution to the draft code. The declaration, among other things, says common measures must be aimed at pursuing several objectives, including:
  • to draft and monitor the compliance with the codes of ethics applicable to the international recruitment of skilled health personnel.
  • to ensure that in the signing of agreements between developing and developed countries for the exchange of professors and skilled health personnel, the purposes, time of stay and mechanisms that guarantee their return to their countries of origin after meeting the objectives of the exchange, be clearly established.
  • to strengthen the cooperation among our members in the training of skilled health personnel and in the rendering of health services required by our peoples.
  • to provide systematisation of the use of innovative approaches, including transfer of technology and the know-how for the capacity building of skilled health personnel required by our peoples.
  • to globalise solidarity and apply new forms of collaboration in which promotion and protection of the right to health of all of our women and men, prevail, particularly children and elderly.

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Last update:

10 October 2014 13:27 CEST