June 30, 2016
CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials assessment organization for Human Resources for Health (HRH), is proud to announce the publishing of a case study on CGFNS’ Alliance Code for Ethical International Recruitment Practices in the Human Resources for Health Journal, a division of BioMed Central- Open Access Publisher.
The case study was written by Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer, President & CEO of CGFNS International, Inc., along with Mukul Bakhshi, Esq, Director of the CGFNS Alliance, Dr. Julia To Dutka, Strategist and Dr. Janice Phillips, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, to discuss the benefits and challenges of a voluntary, multi-stakeholder agreement on best practices to promote ethical recruitment of migrant healthcare professionals. The case study also provides insight into the factors affecting the migration of human resources for health and the relevancy and effectiveness of the WHO Code in conjunction with efforts such as the Alliance Code.
The projected significant increase in migrant healthcare professionals, particularly in the nursing profession, is a key factor for why implementation of the Code for ethical international recruitment practices is needed. By facilitating the adoption of and compliance with a set of standards, the CGFNS Alliance Code complements the WHO Global Code of Practice and advances its impact. The full case study is available by visiting:
About CGFNS Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices
Since 2008, the Alliance has facilitated the adoption of and compliance with a voluntary set of standards that advocate responsible, ethical, and transparent recruitment practices developed by stakeholders across the health care sector. The Alliance monitors certified recruitment organizations and verifies their processes to ensure that these standards are upheld, and provides foreign-educated health professionals resources to make informed decisions. The Alliance expanded this market-based approach to the educators. The Alliance was acquired by CGFNS International, Inc., in September 2014.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 to provide credential assessment for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, PA, is an immigration-neutral, non-profit organization with NGO consultative status to the United Nations. It has continued to expand its expertise and its spheres of influence to serve the global health community through its programs and services that verify and promote knowledge-based practice competencies. It is the only organization named in the US federal statute to administer visa screening of foreign-educated nurses and other professionals in seven health care fields.
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