CGFNS supports World Health Organization initiatives on global health worker mobility and learning recognition as it ramps up efforts to achieve ‘health for all.’

Our Work with the World Health Organization:

  • Consulting on the development of WHO Academy, a lifelong learning facility to upskill the global health workforce. CGFNS leads the quality standards and open certification management system workstream.
  • Developing a policy brief in support of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, which was modeled in part on our Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices’ Voluntary Code.
  • Supporting other WHO initiatives, such as:
    • Year of the Nurse and Midwife
    • Working for Health
    • Global Health Workforce Network
CGFNS International appreciates the challenges and delays that some applicants are encountering and might continue to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, effective immediately, the expiration dates for all applications received on or after June 1, 2019, set to expire before October, will be extended to October 1, 2020. We will review and revise this policy, if necessary, based upon the unfolding situation. We encourage everyone to stay safe and want our applicants to take comfort in knowing CGFNS will remain sensitive to the global challenges and adapt policies accordingly.