Mid-level health providers a promising resource to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals
Global Health Workforce Alliance, Report
Mid-level providers (MLP) are increasingly being used to render services autonomously, particularly in rural and remote areas to make up for the gaps in health workers with higher qualifications. Despite their growing role, they are seldom properly integrated into the health system and are not adequately planned for nor managed.
This report has been developed based on statements provided by the expert advisers and contributions made by participants as part of the online discussion facilitated by the Global Health Workforce Alliance and hosted by the HRH Exchange in Maz 2010. It has been complemented by a selective literature review.
The report contains a range of recommendations to include MLP as part of the general planning and management of the health system, and equally benefit from support, supervision, regulation, quality control, and opportunities for professional development and career progression.