Health-care professional migration

Philippines’ bilateral labour arrangements on health-care professional migration: In search of meaning

The Philippines started developing bilateral labour arrangements for the mobilization, training and employment of skilled and less-skilled workers in the 1970s. Since then, arrangements concluded by the Philippines with destination countries have improved in terms of scope and content.

The report aimed to study how the three roles of BLAs -- facilitation of recruitment, protection of migrants’ rights and mitigating of negative consequences of migration for sending countries -- are secured and implemented in the BLAs on health-care professionals’ migration between one of the major health professionals’ exporting countries, the Philippines.