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HEALTH: International Year Of Health And Care Workers

Member States at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly unanimously designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers as recognition for the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Member States and Non-State Actors in unison spoke to the critical role of health and care workers in ensuring our health and prosperity. They emphasized the urgency and imperative to address persistent health worker challenges.

As part of the tenth anniversary and review of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, the World Health Assembly discussed the increasing scale of international health worker migration. Member States recognized the high relevance of the Code and called for its strengthened implementation.  Member States expressed commitment to the ethical principles and practices of the Code.  

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