Marjolein Dieleman, PHD, MSc, MPH is a senior adviser in human resources for health (HRH) and health systems research and director of KIT’s activities as a WHO collaborating center for Human Resources for Health. She is also Associate Professor at Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit, where she teaches and coordinates the Governance for Global Health module within the Master’s in Global Health Research programme. Her two main roles, as teacher and adviser/researcher, allow her to bridge between research and practice in the area of health systems and human resources for health in low and middle-income countries.
Marjolein has extensive experience in strategic human resource for health management, in policy and planning and training and in conducting action research. The areas she covers include governance and accountability, performance, and the retention and the motivation of health workers. As part of her work, Marjolein supports partners in Sub-saharan Africa in documenting and disseminating their research and experiences in programmes to strengthen health systems. Currently, Marjolein is project leader for KIT in a consortium of seven partners working to scale-up action research with district health management teams in Malawi, Ghana and Uganda. Additionally, she supports the World Bank in their process monitoring and evaluation of a results-based financing programme in Zimbabwe.
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
- Kane S, Kok M, Rial M, Matere A, Dieleman M, Broerse JEW. Too afraid to go: Social fears as reasons for non-use of maternal health services in South Sudan. Under review.
- Kane S, Rial M, Matere A, Dieleman M, Broerse JEW, Kok M. Gender relations and women’s reproductive health in South Sudan. Global Health Action. 2016; 9: 33047.
- Kane S, Kok M, Rial M, Matere A, Dieleman M, Broerse JEW. Social norms and family planning decisions in South Sudan. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:1183.
- Kelsey Vaughan, Maryse C Kok, Sophie Witter and Marjolein Dieleman (2015) Costs and cost-effectiveness of community health workers: evidence from a literature review. Human Resources for Health 2015.13:71 DOI: 10.1186/s12960-015-0070-y © Vaughan et al. 2015
Published: 1 September 2015
- Maryse C. Kok, Aschenaki Z. Kea, Daniel G. Datiko, Jacqueline E.W. Broerse, Marjolein Dieleman, Miriam Taegtmeyer and Olivia Tulloch (2015)A qualitative assessment of health extension workers’ relationships with the community and health sector in Ethiopia: opportunities for enhancing maternal health performance. Human Resources for Health 2015;13:80. Published: 30 September 2015
- Kroezen M,Dussault G,Craveiro I, Dieleman M, Jansen C, Buchan J, Barriball L, Rafferty AM, Bremner J, Sermeus W (2015) Recruitment and retention of health professionals across Europe: A literature review and multiple case study research, Health Policy and Planning.
- McPake B, Edoka I, Witter S, Kielmann K, Taegtmeyer M, Dieleman M, Vaughan K, Gama E, Kok M, Datiko D, Otiso L, Ahmed R, Squires N, Suraratdecha C, Cometto G (2015) Cost-effectiveness of community-based practitioners programmes in Kenya, Indonesia, and Ethiopia. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, Bulletin of the World Health Organisation;93:631–639A
- Kok MC, Kane S, Tulloch O, Ormel H, Theobald S, Dieleman M, Taegtmeyer M, Broerse JEW and de Koning K (2015) How does context influence performance of Community Health Workers in low and middle income countries? Evidence from the literature. Health Research Policy and Systems Doi: 10.1186/s12961-015-0001-3
- Kok M, Dieleman M, Taegtmeyer M, Broerse J, Kane S, Ormel H, Tijm M, de Koning K. Which intervention design factors influence performance of community health workers in low and middle income countries? A systematic review. Health Policy and Planning 2015, 1-21 .
- Eric M. Mafuta, Marjolein A. Dieleman, Lisanne M. Hogema, Paul N. Khomba, François M. Zioko, Patrick K. Kayembe, Tjard de Cock Buning, and Thérèse N. M. Mambu (2015) Social accountability for maternal health services in Muanda and Bolenge Health Zones, Democratic Republic of Congo: a situation analysis.BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15: 514.
- Jansen, C, Codjia L, Cometto G, Dieleman M (2014), Realizing universal health coverage for maternal health services in the Republic of Guinea: the use of HRH projections to design health labour market interventions Journal for Risk Management and Healthcare Policy; 7: 219–232.
- Metta E, Msambichaka B, Mwangome MM, Nyato DJ, Dieleman M, Hinke Haisma H, Paul Klatser PR and Geubbels E (2014) “Public Policy, Health System and Community Action to Illness as Platforms for Response to NCDs in Tanzania: a narrative review”. Global Health Action 7:23439.
- Lodenstein E, Dieleman M, Gerretsen B, Broerse J (2013) “Study protocol: a realist synthesis of the effect of social accountability interventions on health service providers’ and policymakers’ responsiveness”. Systematic Reviews 7;2(1):98.
- Akwataghibe N, Samaranayake D; Lemiere C; Dieleman M (2013) “Assessing health workers revenues and coping strategies in Nigeria – a mixed methods study”. BMC Health Services Research 13(1):387.
- Zwanikken PAC, Dieleman M, Samaranayake D, Akwataghibe N, Scherpbier A (2013) “A systematic review of outcome and impact of Master’s in health and health care”. BMC Medical Education 13:18.
- Kishiki E, Hogeweg M, Dieleman M, Lewallen S, Courtright P (2012) “Is the existing knowledge of health workers regarding eye care in children sufficient to meet needs?” International health4(4): 303-306.
- Blok L, van den Hof S, Mfinanga SG, Kahwa A, Ngadaya E, Liesbeth Oey Land, Dieleman M (2012) “Rational planning for Human Resources in TB control at primary care: a methodology to assessactual workload”. Human Resources for Health 12(10):11.
- Dieleman M and Hilhorst T. (2011) Editorial of the special issue on Human Resources for Health and Governance. Human Resources for Health 9(1):29.
- Dieleman MA, Shaw DM, Zwanikken P (2011) “Improving the implementation of health workforce policies through governance: a review of case studies”. Human Resources for Health 12(9):10.
- Dieleman MA, Kane S, Zwanikken P, Gerretsen B (2011) “Realist review and synthesis of retention studies for health workers in rural and remote areas”. Geneva: World Health Organization.
- van der Kwaak A, Ferris K, van Kats J, Dieleman M (2010), “Performances of sexuality counselling: A framework for provider-client encounters”, Patient Educ Couns.;81(3):338-342.
- Kane SS, Gerretsen B, Scherpbier R, Dal Poz M, Dieleman M (2010), “A realist synthesis of randomised control trials involving use of community health workers for delivering child health interventions in low and middle income countries.” BMC Health Serv Res. 13(10):286.
- Huicho L, Dieleman M, Campbell J, Codjia L, Balabanova D, Dussault G, Dolea C.(2010) “Increasing access to health workers in underserved areas: a conceptual framework for measuring results”. Bull World Health Organ.88(5):357-63.
- Dieleman M, Gerretsen B, van der Wilt GJ (2009) “Human resource management interventions to improve health workers’ performance in low and middle income countries: a realist review”. Health Res Policy Syst.7:7.
- Lehmann U, Dieleman M, Martineau T (2008) Staffing remote rural areas in middle- and low-income countries: a literature review of attraction and retention. BMC Health Serv Res 23(8):19.
- Dieleman M, Bwete V, Maniple E, Bakker M, Namaganda G, Odaga J, van der Wilt GJ (2007) ‘I believe that the staff have reduced their closeness to patients’: an exploratory study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in four rural hospitals in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res. 18(7):205.
- Dieleman M, G. Biemba, S. Mphuka, K. Sichinga-Sichali D. Sissolak, A. van der Kwaak and G. van der Wilt (2007) `”We are also dying like any other people, we are also people’: perceptions of the impact of HIV/AIDS on health workers in two districts in Zambia”. Health Policy and Planning 22(3):139-148.
- Dieleman M, Toonen J, Touré H, Martineau T (2006) “The match between motivation and performance management of health sector workers in Mali”. Human Resources for Health, 4(2).
- Dieleman M, Cuong PV, Anh LV, Martineau T (2003) “Identifying factors for job motivation of rural health workers in North Viet Nam”. Human Resources for Health1(1):10.
Other official international publications (peer reviewed)
- Dieleman MA, Hilhorst T and Utrera J (2012). Emerging practices of faith-based organisations addressing human resources for health. In: Olivier J and Wodon Q The comparative nature of faith-inspired health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa: strengthening the evidence for faith-inspired health engagement in Africa, volume 2. Washington: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. 101-113.
- Dieleman, MA, Kane S, Zwanikken P, Gerretsen B (2011) Realist review and synthesis of retention studies for health workers in rural and remote areas. Geneva: World Health Organization.
- Van den Broek A, Gedik G, Dal Poz M, Dieleman MA (2010) Policies and practices of countries experiencing a crisis in Human Resources for Health: tracking survey. Human Resources for Health Observer 6, Geneva: World Health Organization.
- Adjei, S., E. Maniple, T.B. Dokotala, I. Mpoza K., P.M. Pamba, E. Pearl, M. Dieleman (ed.), T. Hilhorst (ed.) (2009) Quest for Quality, Interventions to Improve Human Resources for Health among Faith-Based Organisations. KIT and Cordaid.
- Dieleman, M. and J. Harnmeijer (2006) ‘Improving health worker performance: in search of promising practices.’ Geneva: World Health Organization.
- Dieleman M. (2004) Specific programs and human resources: addressing a key implementation constraint. Report of the Joint Learning Initiative. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers.
- Process Monitoring and evaluation of Results-Based Financing in Zimbabwe, 2012-2014
- Study on effective recruitment and retention of health workers in EU countries (2014)
- Workforce planning, forecasting and strategy development to increase coverage of HRH needs in Togo, Guinea, Benin and Burkina Faso (2013-2014)
- Research on functioning of health committees in Guinea, Benin and RD Congo (2013-2014)
- Capitalisation of experiences of the Belgium Technical Cooperation in institutional support to the health sector in RD Congo and in Burundi (2013-2014)
- Support to Human Resources for Health Assessment and development of Human Resources Management course for the health sector in Moldova (2013)
- Support to action-research in the health sector in Benin (2012-2014)
- Senior research in a WOTRO research program on social accountability for maternal health services in Burundi and RD Congo (2012-2016)
- Capacity building in management for Provincial Health Executives in Zimbabwe (2012)
- Expanding market-oriented and gender equitable health research training capacity for improved access to and quality of health services in Tanzania (2010-2015)
- Development of a tool for planning and management of HRH for Maternal and New Born Health for WHO (2012)
- Realist Review of human resource interventions to improve service delivery for child survival (2011)
- Retention of health personnel in the 11 member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (2011)
- Retention of health personnel in the 9 countries of the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) (2011).
- Accredited modules on Human Resources for Health and Health Systems Research (annually since 2002)