The World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to announce the launch of a web-based public hearing from 21 March to 17 April 2011 on the draft guidelines for monitoring the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (“the Guidelines”). WHO invites you to contribute to this public hearing on the draft Guidelines and kindly requests you to disseminate this call for contributions among your relevant contacts and networks. The web-based public hearing and the draft Guidelines can be accessed at http://www.who.int/hrh/migration
All persons concerned with the international recruitment of health personnel are invited to contribute to this web-based public hearing on the draft Guidelines – Member States, health workers, recruiters, employers, academic and research institutions, health professional organizations, and any relevant subregional, regional and international organizations, whether governmental or nongovernmental.
Input received during the course of this web-based public hearing will contribute to a revised draft of the Guidelines. Complementary documents concerning the Code are also available for download from the HRH website (http://www.who.int/hrh).
Contributions can be submitted in any of the six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Please note that at this stage, we request that comments should not focus on the formatting of the documents and we are not expecting any data to be provided. Please limit contributions to 2000 words.
These comments can be submitted by fax (+ 41 22 791 47 47) or by email to: Draft_guidelines@who.int
Clarification or queries can be addressed to Department of Human Resources for Health, Health Workforce Migration and Retention Team by e-mail to : Draft_guidelines@who.int.
With best regards,
Department of Human Resources for Health
World Health Organization