Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
The WHO’s Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel May 2010 is a voluntary code that provides ethical principles applicable to international recruitment of health personnel. This Code is intended as a guide for the Member States, designed to strengthen the health systems of developing countries while promoting fair labor practices for all health personnel. Additionally, Member States should work towards establishing effective health workforce planning, education and training , and retention strategies that will reduce their need to recruit migrant health personnel. The Code should be used as a guide when entering into bilateral, regional, and multilateral arrangements to promote international cooperation in the recruitment of health personnel.