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Negotiating global health at the World Health Organization: The case of the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Negotiating global health at the World Health Organization: The case of the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Three theses by Remco van de Pas, Wemos, for the AfGH workshop "Teeth for the tiger - Strengthening the role of the World Health Organization in global health", Berlin, March 2012.
 
1. The Global Code of Practice on the international Recruitment of Health Personnel (COP) is a successful tool of modern global health diplomacy and demonstrates how health governance with a different network and range of actors can be conducted under coordination by WHO.

2. The COP considers (global) health workforce development and health systems, but fails to include other crucial determinants that have an impact on migration and the development of health systems in both source and destination countries.

3. The ongoing WHO reform demonstrates how important global health has become. Member states currently position themselves in what the future role of the organisation should be.

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