Brain Drain to Brain Gain Supporting the WHO Code of Practice on the recruitment of health personnel project aims to generate momentum and accelerate progress in Global Code implementation. It supports the normative work undertaken by WHO on producing guidelines for minimum data sets and reporting requirements for Code implementation.
Project implementation is taking place in 3 source countries (Uganda, Nigeria and India), and in 2 countries that are both source and destination countries for migratory flows of health workers (South Africa and Ireland). Specifically, the objectives are to strengthen the evidence base on health worker migration and to support efforts to make better data available to national and international decision makers so to strengthen health workforce planning and management.
In Ireland, Brain Drain to Brain Gain builds on Ireland’s evolving national policy responses to the medical migration challenges; reflects the contribution of the RCSI’s medical workforce research to the response; and now demonstrates the potential contribution of the Brain Drain to Brain Gain project to support and strengthen the national response. The project in Ireland is being led by the Health Workforce Research Group in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
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For a policy brief summarising the evidence base on doctor migration into and out of Ireland, please click here.
For more information relating to the project, please click here.
Please contact Aisling Walsh for information relating to the project in Ireland.
“Brain Drain to Brain Gain ‐Supporting WHO Code of practice on International Recruitment of Health personnel for Better Management of Health Worker Migration - DCI-MIGR/2013/282-931”, is co-funded by the European Union and NORAD, and coordinated by the Global Health Workforce Alliance at WHO