The Health Worker Migration Policy Initiative 15th May 2007 - New initiative seeks practical solutions to tackle health worker migration The initiative, led by Mary Robinson, President of Realizing Rights: the Ethical Globalization Initiative, and Dr Francis Omaswa, Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), is aimed at finding practical solutions to the worsening problem of health worker migration from developing to developed countries.

The initiative will also promote good practices and strategies to enable countries to increase supply and retain their health workers more effectively. The new tools and policy recommendations developed by the initiative will support better management of migration through North-South collaboration. Members: Hon. Major Courage Quarshie, Minister of Health, Ghana;Hon. Erik Solheim, Minister of International Development, Norway; Hon. Patricia Aragon Sto Tomas, Minister of Labor and Employment, the Philippines; Hon. Rosie Winterton, Minister of State for Health Services, United Kingdom; Dr Lincoln Chen, Director, Global Equities Initiative, Harvard Univers! ity; Dr Anders Nordström, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Services, WHO; Ms Janet Hatcher Roberts, Director, Migration Health Department, IOM; Mr Ibrahim Awad Director, International Migration Programme, ILO; Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair, GHWA Task Force on Scaling up Education & Training; Dr Percy Mahlati, Director of Human Resources, Ministry of Health, South Africa; Huguette Labelle, Chancellor, University of Ottawa; Dr Titilola Banjoko, Managing Director, Africa Recruit; Prof. Ruairi Brugha Head, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Ireland; Ms Sharan Burrow, President, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; Ms Ann Keeling, Director, Social Transformation Programs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat; Mr Markos Kyprianou, Director General, Health & Consumer Protection, European Commission; Mr Peter Scherer, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD; Prof. Anna Maslin, Nursing Officer, International Nursing & Midwifery Health! Professions Leadership Team, Department of Health, United Kingdom; Dr Mary Pittman, President, Health Research & Education Trust, American Hospitals Association and Dr Jean Yan, Chief Scientist for Nursing & Midwifery, WHO, chair of the Migration Technical Working Group

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Improved health care training recommended for developing countries
Tuesday 13 February 2007
–A new report makes recommendations on how the Government, the NHS and ther health experts could contribute better to health and health care in developing countries. Improved health care training recommended for developing countries.

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