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Marjolein Dieleman

Department
Health Systems Strengthening
Title
Senior Advisor

Marjolein Dieleman, PhD, MPH, MSc is senior advisor Health Systems and Human Resources for Health (HRH) and director of KIT’s WHO collaborating center for Human Resources for Health

Marjolein has extensive experience in strategic human resource for health planning, policy and management, in institutional strengthening and in developing and applying adult learning approaches in training. Key areas include (participatory action) research on complex health systems, with a focus on governance and accountability, research and policy development on health workforce, and support in knowledge translation for policy and practice. She has a particular interest in theory-based approaches to evaluation and research.

Marjolein is deputy editor of the Human Resources for Health Journal. She also is a review panel member of the multi and trans-disciplinary Solution-Oriented Research for Development programme (SOR4D) of the Swiss National Science Foundation/Swiss Development Cooperation. Marjolein’s geographic focus is mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Francophone Africa.

Projects

  • Perform2Scale: Contributing to Universal Health Coverage in Ghana, Malawi and Uganda

    • Institute
    • Project

    Perform2Scale was a five year research project designed to develop and evaluate a sustainable approach to scaling up a district-level Management Strengthening Intervention (MSI) in Malawi, Uganda, and Ghana. Through context analysis and process evaluation, KIT Royal Tropical Institute helped the scale-up of the MSI to respond to different and changing decentralised contexts across these […]

  • Supporting Ifakara Health Institute in Improving Health Services in Tanzania

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT has been supporting the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) to make better use of their database and develop relevant research to improve their course offering. This will position IHI as a powerful leader in public health in Tanzania. Improving Ifakara Health Institute’s data analysis The crucial challenge for Tanzania’s healthcare system is to improve the […]

  • Improving Maternal Health through Social Accountability in Burundi and DRC

    • Institute
    • Project

    By using participatory research, this project investigates if and how social accountability mechanisms improve responsiveness and performance of maternal health services in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It further assesses in which contexts these mechanisms are successful and why, leading to policy recommendations for maternal health in both countries. Intervention planning and […]

  • Supporting Universal Health Coverage in Zimbabwe

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT is supporting universal health coverage (UHC) in Zimbabwe by defining and costing the essential health benefit package and providing appropriate health financing options. This work supports local decision- and policy-makers to strengthen a healthcare system that serves millions of Zimbabweans. Together with UNICEF Zimbabwe, KIT has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and […]

  • HRH Workforce Planning and Forecasting for UHC

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT is working in Togo, Guinea, Benin, and Burkina Faso to improve their quality of maternal and child health services through workforce planning and forecasting. Feasible interventions have been implemented through collaboration and information sharing between stakeholders. This is part of a move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Projections and analysis With more countries adhering […]

  • Strengthening HRH Planning and Management in Moldova

    • Institute
    • Project

    Moldova faces an enormous emigration of health professionals especially to the EU and US. The Moldovan Ministry of Health and the Observatory for Human Resources for Health (HRH) therefore approached KIT to help them improve human resource management skills in order to motivate health workers to remain in Moldova. Training to Remain KIT examined the […]

  • REACHOUT: Improving Close-to-Community Care Globally

    • Institute
    • Project

    REACHOUT generates knowledge to develop the role of close-to-community providers of healthcare in preventing, diagnosing, and treating major illnesses and health conditions in rural and urban areas in Africa and Asia. An ambitious international research project Close-to-community providers are health workers who carry out promotional, preventive or curative health services. They are often the first […]

  • PARADISS: Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in Mali

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is supporting the National Institute of Training in Health Sciences (INFSS) in Mali to strengthen its educational capacity in Sexual and Reproductive Health. INFSS is Mali’s reference institute for Bachelor- and Master-level training of paramedics. After their graduation these paramedics provide Sexual and Reproductive Health services throughout Mali. Altogether, INFSS trains […]

  • Documenting Lessons Learned for Belgium Development Agency

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute — through a five-year framework contract — has provided support to document experiences and lessons learned from Belgium Development Agency (BTC, now known as ENABEL) capitalisation projects and programmes worldwide. Our support contributed to individual and organisational learning at BTC and its partners. It also increased the visibility of BTC projects […]

Publications