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Maryse Kok

Department
SRHR
Title
Senior Advisor

Maryse Kok is a public health specialist with experience in managing large mixed methods research projects, evidence informed policy development and project management.

Her expertise includes sexual and reproductive health and health systems strengthening, with a focus on community health, human resources and district health management. Maryse holds a PhD title on optimizing performance of community health workers in low- and middle income countries. Most of Maryse’s work is in Sub-Saharan Africa. She coordinates the research work of Yes I Do and GUSO; and is involved in REACHOUT and PERFORM2SCALE.

Projects

  • Young people’s perspectives on school-based sexuality education

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT is conducting a study, commissioned by UNESCO, on young people’s perspectives on school-based education for health and well-being, including sexuality education. Sexuality education has major positive health and social outcomes for adolescents and young people. Yet, research that focuses on their experiences with such education remains limited. KIT is partnering with young researchers and […]

  • Break Free ! Les jeunes défendent leur santé et leurs droits sexuels et reproductifs

    • Institute
    • Project

    La santé et les droits sexuels et reproductifs (SDSR) sont essentiels au développement sain des jeunes, mais beaucoup d’entre eux doivent trouver leur chemin avec des informations inexactes, un accès limité aux services de santé et des normes sexospécifiques néfastes qui empêchent les filles d’avoir leur mot à dire dans les décisions qui les concernent. […]

  • Break Free! – Young people advocate for their sexual and reproductive health and rights

    • Institute
    • Project

    Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are critical to the healthy development of young people, but many young people must find their way with inaccurate information, poor access to health services, and harmful gender norms that prevent girls from having a say in decisions that affect them. In many African countries, young girls face […]

  • Health Pooled Fund

    • Institute
    • Project

    South Sudan has experienced significant levels of fragility, conflict and violence for nearly half a century. It is estimated that over 400,000 lives have been lost since 2013 due to conflict and millions more have been displaced. With limited access to basic health services, it has some of the worst health indicators in the world, […]

  • 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 […]

  • South Sudan Health Action and Research Project (SHARP)

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT assisted the implementation of the three-year South Sudan Health Action and Research Project (SHARP). Working closely with South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, the project aimed to improve the accessibility of reproductive health (RH) care in post-conflict South Sudan. Rebuilding and Envisioning  South Sudan had the highest maternal mortality rate in the world at 2,054 women […]

  • 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 […]

  • Yes I Do: Reduce Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

    • Institute
    • Project

    This project aims to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) related practices. Its work covers seven countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. The Yes I Do project is a joint collaboration with Plan Netherlands in the lead, along with CHOICE, Rutgers and Amref. It is funded by the […]

  • Get Up Speak Out! Improve Access of Young People to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services

    • Institute
    • Project

    The aim of the ‘Get Up Speak Out!’ (GUSO) project is to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights information (SRHR), education and services for young people and empower them to claim their rights, make decisions and participate meaningfully in society. The project is implemented in 7 countries – Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, […]

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