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[EVENT REPORT] Exploring The Migration-Development Nexus: Global Health Aspects Of The Implementation Of The WHO Code Of Practice


On 9 December 2015, EPHA and the Health Workers for All (HW4All) project organised an event on policy coherence for development, in the context of the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. The event focused on the impacts of ’brain drain’ on countries of origin and discussed solutions for sustainability. The event was was opened by Dilyana Slavova, President of the Agriculture, Rural Development and the (...)
01/02/2016

[Events] Exploring The Migration-Development Nexus: Global Health Aspects Of The Implementation Of The WHO Code Of Practice


9th December | Residence Palace | Brussels We would like to invite you to a debate on policy coherence for development in the context of the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. The event is organised in the framework of the Health Workers For All’ (HW4All) project. AGENDA->] WHEN AND WHERE When: 9th December 2015, Wednesday Where: Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155 - blok C Room: Polak room Time: (...)
13/11/2015

Op-ed articles highlight recruitment practices across Europe


In the run-up to the event, ’Mobility of Health Professionals in the EU: Ethical Recruitment and Policy Coherence’, Health Workers for All (HW4All) released a compilation of case studies that highlight good practices related to achieving a more equitable distribution of health workers across Europe, while highlighting the importance of respecting internationally mobile health workers’ rights. To complement the case studies, and prior to the 5 May event on the (...)
31/05/2015

Moving on with the Implementation of the European Health Workforce Action Plan


The projected shortage of over 1 million health workers by 2020 represents a serious threat to health systems in Europe. Continued action on health workforce is essential across the EU as professional imbalances can lead to growing health disparities within and between countries. Europe’s health workforce policies also have a major impact on neighbouring countries and on a global scale. The implementation of the Action Plan for the EU Health Workforce is progressing with two key (...)
31/03/2015

ENoMW Statement for International Domestic Workers’ Day 2014


16 June 2014, Brussels - The European Union must urgently strengthen efforts to guarantee the equal rights and equal treatment of Migrant Domestic Workers. On the occasion of the International Day of Domestic Workers, the European Network of Migrant Women [ENoMW] draws the attention of the European Union institutions and all national and European stakeholders to the situation and treatment of Domestic Workers within the European Union Member States, as well as their contribution to (...)
16/06/2014

EPHA involved in review and mapping of continuous professional development and lifelong learning for health professionals in the EU


The Commission’s Action Plan for the EU health workforce addresses continuous professional development to safeguard patient safety within the context of cross-border mobility of health professionals and patients in the EU. On 10 October 2013, a consortium led by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and also consisting of the Council of European Dentists (CED), the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), the European Midwives Association (EMA), the European (...)
27/03/2014

Report «Health Workforce shortages and international mobility in the EU» and HW4All online collaboration platform launch


A report launched on 10th March 2014 by the European civil society project «Health workers for all and all for health workers» (HW4All) warns of an impending crisis in Europe which will have a global impact. The report "Health Workforce shortages and international mobility in the EU" analyses trends in the international recruitment of health workers in the European region and highlights three cross-cutting issues: Human Resources for Health planning capacity across the European Union: (...)
10/03/2014

European Federation of Nurses Associations issues letter to Irish government on reduction of salaries for new graduate nurses


Following the Irish Government decision to cut the pay of new graduate nurses, the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) (EFN) has issued a letter supporting the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO) campaign on equal pay for the new graduate nurses. The EFN letter reads as follow: "Brussels, 25 January - The Irish government currently holds the EU Presidency and EFN counts on the Irish politicians to strengthen European citizens’ belief in a prosperous future, (...)
27/01/2013

Time to Act: WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel


The World Health Organisation Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted in 2010 by the WHO Member States, including the EU-27 countries. Notably, its monitoring strategy calls on NGOs and other stakeholders to work with the WHO to achieve ‘’meaningful commitment and action’’. The meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Malta on 10-13 September is an opportunity to recall the importance and urgency of (...)
09/09/2012

Commission unveils Action Plan for Health Workforce


As part of the European Commission Communication ’’Towards a job-rich recovery’’ of 18 April 2012, a Staff Working Document on an Action Plan for the EU Health Workforce has been released. It aims to assist Member States to tackle urgent challenges and sets out actions to foster cooperation and share good practices. The EC Communication ’’Towards a job-rich recovery’’ and the accompanying Commission Staff Working Document on an Action Plan (...)
04/05/2012