The WHO and the distribution of healthcare workers

Healthcare workers are unevenly distributed across the world, concentrated – surprise, surprise – in the richest countries, such as the UK and the US. Part of the reason is that healthcare workers from poorer countries are regularly employed in the richer countries. The World Health Organisation has been trying to do something about the situation, and after six years of negotiations, health ministers have finally agreed on a code of practice for the international recruitment of healthcare workers. You can read more here.