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Do not resolve the Swiss health personal crisis at the expense of the poorest

Do not resolve the Swiss health personal crisis at the expense of the poorest

Basel, 16 January 2012. Together with a broad coalition the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland launched today a manifesto that addresses the worldwide need for properly trained healthcare professionals and urges Swiss stakeholders to implement the WHO Code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel.

Within the coalition organisations focusing on international health cooperation worked together with professional associations (such as the Swiss Medical Association or the Swiss Nurses) and trade unions. 

The media coverage exceeds the coalition's expectations. Newspapers, the national TV and Radio covered the issue. Read a report in English (www.swissinfo.ch) and ask Martin Leschhorn, Medicus Mundi Switzerland, for the reports in German and French.

Manifesto and background information (German and French):

gesundheitspersonalmangel.wordpress.com
penuriedepersonneldesante.wordpress.com

See also our related thematic guide:

International migration and recruitment of health personnel
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