About Josefien van Olmen

How to improve health and access to health care for poor people, is a research domain that spans both public and clinical health. My research interests include the evaluation of the capacity and organization of health systems and health services to deal with quality of care and self-management of people, especially those with chronic diseases, and to develop and evaluate strategies to address these issues. I am also interested in health system analysis, implementation of health policy at global and national levels and governance of mixed local health systems and innovative approaches to health care delivery. I am skilled in qualitative and quantitative research methods. I work in East and Central Africa, in Asia and in West and Eastern Europe, in clinical and in public health. I am also a member of the informal Expert Group on MDiabetes for WHO BeHe@althyBemobile initiative http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/ICT-Applications/eHEALTH/Be_healthy/Pages/Be_Healthy.aspx

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Expertise

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Languages
German
Limited Working Proficiency
Swahili
Limited Working Proficiency
Dutch
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
English
Full Professional Proficiency
French
Professional Working Proficiency
Interests

Interests are where experts would like to focus their attention on Collectivity and try new fields.

EDUCATION

PhD
Free University of Amsterdam
February 2011 to November 2016
Amsterdam
Care for Chronic Conditions. The health systems perspective and self-management of diabetes

EXPERIENCE

Researcher
Institute of Tropical Medicine
August 2007 to November 2017
Antwerp

PUBLICATIONS

The effect of text messages to support diabetes self-management in developing countries - the TEXT4DSM study
Authors: Josefien Van Olmen, Guy Kegels, Catherine Korachais, Jeroen de Man, Kristien Van Acker, Jean Clovis Kalobu, Maurits van Pelt, Grace Marie Ku, Heang Hen, Christian Darras, François Schellevis , 2017
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Process evaluation of a mobile health intervention for people with diabetes in low income countries - the implementation of the TEXT4DSM study
Authors: Van Olmen, J. Van Pelt, Maurits Malombo, Billy Ku, Grace Marie Kanda, Dominique Heang, H. Darras, Christian Kegels, Guy Schellevis, François, 2015
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

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