Health workforce

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Implementation by the Secretariat

Publication details

Number of pages: 18
Publication date: December 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSS/HRH/HMR/2010.1



This document outlines a strategy for WHO to support Member States and all interested stakeholders to advance rapid and effective implementation of the Code.

The strategy proposes two tiers of implementation. At the global level, the strategy has four categories of activities: (i) communication and advocacy, (ii) development of institutional mechanisms and guidelines, (iii) resource mobilization, and (iv) partnerships. At the regional and country level – the second tier – the strategy aims to guide Member States in the specific areas of Code implementation. These two tiers and the sub-elements within them are interlinked and synergistic. Careful coordination of all of the elements and a global and collective effort by all stakeholders will be essential to keep the momentum generated by the adoption of the WHO Code.