With U.S. Health Systems Under Growing Pressure to Fill Staff Vacancies, CGFNS Alliance Releases Updated Standards for Ethical Recruitment of Foreign Health Workers

PHILADELPHIA / ACCESSWIRE / March 7, 2023 / As U.S. healthcare employers confront major staffing challenges, the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices, a division of CGFNS International, Inc. (CGFNS), has updated and strengthened its ethical recruitment code, which establishes best practice standards for fair and transparent recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals into the U.S. […]

PHILADELPHIA / ACCESSWIRE / March 7, 2023 / As U.S. healthcare employers confront major staffing challenges, the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices, a division of CGFNS International, Inc. (CGFNS), has updated and strengthened its ethical recruitment code, which establishes best practice standards for fair and transparent recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals into the U.S.

The fourth edition of the Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices, known as the “Alliance Code,” strengthens recommendations around contract transparency and orientation programs. The Alliance Code was developed by a multistakeholder group representing interests across the sector, including employers, unions, recruiters, and representative nurse organizations.

It comes at a time when a growing global health worker shortage has left health systems struggling to fill vacancies and considering a variety of options, including sometimes turning to recruiting trained professionals from abroad. In the past five years, CGFNS has seen a doubling of its applications from foreign-trained health workers who are seeking eligibility to work in the U.S.

This trend has raised further concerns about ensuring that international recruitment practices are ethical, that they protect the rights of migrating health workers while establishing their obligations, and that recruiting agencies and employers are held accountable in the process. First published in 2008, the Alliance Code is reviewed and updated every five years to adapt to changes in the recruitment landscape and ensure its provisions continue to address basic rights and responsibilities of both migrating health professionals and those who recruit them to work in the U.S. The Code provides guidelines for recruitment agencies and employers, addressing migrant rights including the right to receive a fair contract, to provide informed consent and to access justice.

The Code has been voluntarily adopted by 12 firms that collectively recruit thousands of employees each year and that have undergone the Alliance’s rigorous certification process, including a contract review and health professional survey. A list of recruitment firms that have been certified as in compliance with the Alliance Code can be found here.

The 2023 Alliance Code is being released after a year of internal and external review by the Alliance’s Board of Governors.

“With the recent pandemic having further driven the growth in global demand for nurses and other health workers, there is increasing concern about ensuring that international recruitment processes are ethical and sustainable,” said Alliance Director, Mukul Bakhshi, JD. “This updated 2023 Code reflects recent changes in the recruiting landscape, and we hope it will help push the industry forward in ensuring that recruitment practices are fair and respect basic rights.”

“Our organization has been engaged in the work of the Alliance since its inception and fully endorses the Alliance Code,” said AONL Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). “A fair and equitable process of recruiting foreign-educated nurses is foundational to achieving a professional practice environment for all nurses. We remain committed to the advancement of high standards of treatment for all staff.”

“As the global leader in international credentials evaluation to support health worker mobility, at CGFNS we know that health worker migration into the U.S. brings individuals with critical skills to provide life-saving care. With the shortage persisting and employers stepping up their recruitment of foreign-trained nurses and other health workers, we must all work together to provide better protections to prevent exploitation,” said CGFNS President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Preziosi, PhD, RN, CAE. “We are proud of our work through the Alliance to continue to do our part to support nurses coming into the U.S.”

About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 and based in Philadelphia, CGFNS International is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization, proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and allied health professions. For more information, visit www.cgfns.org.

About The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices
Since 2008, the Alliance has fostered compliance to standards that advocate responsible, ethical, and transparent recruitment practices in 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 professionals resources to make informed decisions. The Alliance became a division of CGFNS International, Inc., in September 2014. For more information, visit www.cgfnsalliance.org.

Contact Information:

Mukul Bakhshi, Esq.
Chief of Strategy and Government Affairs
mbakhshi@cgfns.org
(215) 243-5825

SOURCE: CGFNS International

ROSEN, GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Catalent, Inc. Investors with Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – CTLT

NEW YORK, March 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) between August 30, 2021 and October 31, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important April 25, 2023, lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you […]

NEW YORK, March 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) between August 30, 2021 and October 31, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important April 25, 2023, lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Catalent securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Catalent class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12490 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 25, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually handle securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) defendants materially overstated its revenue and earnings by prematurely recognizing revenue in violation of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”); (2) the Company had material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting related to revenue recognition; (3) the Company falsely represented demand for its products while it knowingly sold more product to its direct customers than could be sold to healthcare providers and end consumers; (4) the Company disregarded regulatory rules at key production facilities in order to rapidly produce excess inventory that was used to pad the Company’s financial results through premature revenue recognition in violation of GAAP and/or stuffing its direct customers with this excess inventory; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about the Company’s financial performance, outlook and regulatory compliance during the Class Period. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Catalent class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12490 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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ROSEN, GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Allianz SE Investors with Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in First Filed Securities Class Action Initiated by the Firm – ALIZY

NEW YORK, March 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Allianz SE (OTC: ALIZY) between March 9, 2018 and May 17, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important April 3, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline. SO […]

NEW YORK, March 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Allianz SE (OTC: ALIZY) between March 9, 2018 and May 17, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important April 3, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Allianz securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=2121 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 3, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Allianz did not have effective internal controls; (2) Allianz’s subsidiary was involved in substantial fraudulent activity; (3) as a result, Allianz was at an increased risk of regulatory scrutiny; (4) as a result, Allianz was at an increased risk of substantial losses and financial costs; and (5) as a result, Defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Allianz class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=2121 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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The following is a Joint Statement by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Somalia, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America

Representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Somalia, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America met in Washington, D.C. to discuss Somalia’s security, state-building, development, and humanitarian priorities.The partners expr…

Representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Somalia, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America met in Washington, D.C. to discuss Somalia’s security, state-building, development, and humanitarian priorities.

The partners expressed support for the Federal Government of Somalia’s focus on counterterrorism and capacity building. They discussed how to better support Somalia’s fight against al-Shabaab and prepare for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia drawdown, and agreed to strengthen coordination of international security assistance. Partners agreed on the importance of ensuring timely delivery of stabilization assistance to newly liberated areas. They committed to support Somalia’s efforts to meet the benchmarks on weapons and ammunition management to enable the UN Security Council to fully lift the arms controls on the Federal Government of Somalia.

The partners encourage and support Somalia’s National Consultative Council (NCC) process in promoting political reconciliation and to delineate the roles and responsibilities of levels of government in Somalia, including by finalizing the constitution.

The partners expressed concern about the ongoing conflict in and around Lascanood and called on all parties to adhere to the ceasefire, de-escalate, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and engage in constructive and peaceful dialogue.

They also expressed concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis driven by Somalia’s worst drought on record. They welcomed support along with international actors to meet the immediate needs of the Somali people, while also strengthening Somalia’s ability to withstand future climate shocks.

The partners agreed to continue work within these areas and reconvene in Doha, Qatar, within the next three months for ongoing discussions and to take stock of progress.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

Qatar’s Jiu-Jitsu national team wins three medals in AJP Tour Championship

Cairo: The Qatari Jiu-Jitsu team won three medals (one gold and two silver) in the AJP Tour Egypt National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023, which was held in Cairo over four days with the participation of about 60 countries.Ahmed Aljehani claimed the gold …

Cairo: The Qatari Jiu-Jitsu team won three medals (one gold and two silver) in the AJP Tour Egypt National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023, which was held in Cairo over four days with the participation of about 60 countries.

Ahmed Aljehani claimed the gold medal in the under-95 kg category, and the silver medal in the under-85 kg category, while Abdelaziz Al Mohannadi managed to win the silver medal in the under-77 kg category.

After winning, Aljehani advanced to third place in the world, second in Asia and first in Qatar.

The Qatari players’ participation in the tournament comes within the preparatory programme for the Asian Games, which will be held in China this year.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

UAE Ambassador presents credentials to Governor-General of Tuvalu

His Excellency Rashid Matar Al Qemzi presented his credentials to His Excellency Rev. Tofiga Vaevalu Falani, Governor-General of Tuvalu, as UAE Non-Resident Ambassador, during a ceremony held at the State House in the country’s capital, Funafuti. His E…

His Excellency Rashid Matar Al Qemzi presented his credentials to His Excellency Rev. Tofiga Vaevalu Falani, Governor-General of Tuvalu, as UAE Non-Resident Ambassador, during a ceremony held at the State House in the country’s capital, Funafuti.

His Excellency Al Qemzi conveyed the greetings of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as well as their wishes for further development and prosperity for HE Rev. Falani and the people of Tuvalu.

For his part, the Governor-General of Tuvalu conveyed his greetings to UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and expressed his wishes for the government and people of the UAE to achieve further growth and prosperity.

HE Rev. Falani wished the Ambassador success in performing his duties and in his efforts to enhance ties between the two countries and highlighted his country’s readiness to provide all possible support for him in his work.

For his part, the Ambassador expressed his pride in representing the UAE in Tuvalu, and his keenness to continue developing bilateral relations in key fields.

During the meeting, they reviewed areas of cooperation between the UAE and Tuvalu, and discussed means of developing them in order to achieve the aspirations of the two countries and peoples.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation