The concept of Health Mid-Level cadres is under discussion in the African Region

The WHO-AFRO organized an expert consultation bringing together various multi-stakeholder experts consisting of employers from Ministries of health, regulators who accredit their training and certification to practice, the trainers and other professional bodies, to discuss and develop a document to guide countries on what terminology to use in categorizing a mix of the health workforce in addition to the conventional professional cadres arising from innovative approaches.

Many countries in the African region are increasingly using Health Mid-Level cadres; therefore there is a need for efficient utilization of available health workers. This process will provide a basis for guiding countries in their attempt to scale up numbers of health workers to alleviate the shortages.

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