Health Worker Migration Innovations Award
The "Health Worker Migration Innovations Award" celebrates progress made by countries working to address the challenges of health worker migration. Launched by the the Health Worker Migration Council, this competitive, non-monetary award honors innovative and scalable approaches in support of the WHO Global Code’s Guiding Principles and in accelerating progress toward solutions to health worker migration by addressing the following seven WHO Global Code implementation recommendations:
- Ethical international recruitment
- Health workforce development and health systems sustainability
- Fair treatment of migrant health personnel
- International cooperation
- Support to developing countries
- Data gathering
- Information exchange
In addition to recognizing the successful implementation of the principles and recommendations of the WHO and innovative approaches to uphold the WHO Global Code; this award also acknowledges efforts to advance strategies that address the negative consequences of health worker migration.
All country governments are welcome to apply to the Health Worker Migration Innovations Award. The selection committee for the award is the Health Worker Migration Council and Secretariat. This year, two awards will be granted – one to a sending country and another to a receiving country. Representatives from the winning countries will be invited to speak on their country’s progress at the award ceremony at the World Health Assembly in May 2012. The awards will be presented by members of the Health Worker Migration Council in partnership with the International Organization for Migration, the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the Health Worker Advocacy Initiative.
For a detailed outline of the award, please see attached document. The application forms and instructions are available at www.aspeninstitute.org/HWMInnovation. You may also submit your application and/or forward any questions to Katie.Drasser@aspeninst.org.