MASTER FACILITY LIST RESOURCE PACKAGE: Guidance for countries
MASTER FACILITY LIST RESOURCE PACKAGE: Guidance for countries.
Master Facility List( MFL) is the complete, up-to-date, authoritative listing of the health facilities in a particular country. It is the primary source from which other facility lists in the country are drawn and must be validated, continuously updated, and accessible. The MFL includes the data needed to accurately identify each facility, such as facility name, unique facility identifier, location, and contact information, as well as administrative data to categorize the facility, such as facility type, ownership, and operational status. The MFL may also include information about the service capacity of the facility, for example, type of services offered and number of beds. Ideally, the MFL is stored in a facility registry service, or software program, that makes the list accessible to stakeholders such as ministries, donors ,or implementing organizationsthat need information about the facilities.
USAID, WHO, 2018