Promoting decent work across borders

Promoting decent work across borders: A Philippine based project for migrant health professionals and skilled workers: Fact sheet

Migration trends have shown that skilled nurses and other health professionals while vital, are also globally scare. Demand for Filipino professional nurses given temporary work visas has been increasing since 1997 with the highest nurse deployment in 2011.

The project seeks to better understand schemes in line with circular migration of health professionals. This was done by engaging governments, trade unions and employers organizations as well as professional organizations into policy dialogues, establishing networks of experts and trained practitioners, strengthening employment services for healthcare professionals and skilled workers, facilitating skills recognition processes, and enhancing labour market information systems.