Michelle Remme MSc
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Michelle Remme is an economist and has been working on the economics of HIV and health financing for over 12 years, both at the international and country level. After completing her MSc in International Economics and Finance at Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2005), she worked as a policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation on the socio-economic dimensions of HIV/AIDS and broader health financing issues. She also spent 3 years in Malawi with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, providing technical assistance on the integration of HIV, gender and food security.
Michelle has consulted for the World Bank, World Health Organisation, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Medical Research Council of South Africa and Cordaid in Mali, Malawi, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. These assignments involved research coordination and implementation, evidence syntheses, baseline survey analysis and project evaluation on a range of topics, including performance-based financing, monetary incentives for community health volunteers, public-private partnerships, aid effectiveness and the economics of violence against women and girls.
She has been working at the School since 2011, primarily on the efficiency and financing of HIV programmes. Since 2015, she is also a scientific collaborator with the Ifakara Health Institute, and is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Michelle is a tutor and project supervisor for students on the MSc Public Health and the MSc Global Health Policy. She is also a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics module.
Michelle is currently working on research related to the economic evaluation and financing of interventions with multiple HIV, health and development outcomes through co-investments. She is a member of the HIV Modelling & Economics group, as well as the STRIVE Research Programme Consortium (Tackling the structural drivers of HIV).
- Decision analysis
- Economic evaluation
- Health care financing
- Health care policy
- Health policy
- Health systems
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Adolescent HIV
- Social Protection
- social determinants of health
Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds in Global Health: Taking a Multisectoral Perspective
Remme, M.; Martinez-Alvarez, M.; Vassall, A.
Value in Health, 2017;
Financing the HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa from domestic sources: Moving beyond a normative approach.
Remme, M. ; Siapka, M. ; Sterck, O. ; Ncube, M. ; Watts, C. ; Vassall, A. ;
Soc Sci Med, 2016; 169:66-76
Secondary schooling might be as good an HIV investment as male circumcision.
Remme, M. ; Watts, C. ; Heise, L. ; Vassall, A. ;
Lancet Glob Health, 2015; 3(10):e591
Financing structural interventions: going beyond HIV-only value for money assessments
Remme, M.; Vassall, A.; Lutz, B.; Luna, J.; Watts, C.;
Aids, 2014; 28(3):425-34
Is there scope for cost savings and efficiency gains in HIV services? A systematic review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries.
Siapka, M. ; Remme, M. ; Obure, C.D. ; Maier, C.B. ; Dehne, K.L. ; Vassall, A. ;
Bull World Health Organ, 2014; 92(7):499-511AD
The cost and cost-effectiveness of gender-responsive interventions for HIV: a systematic review.
Remme, M.; Siapka, M.; Vassall, A.; Heise, L.; Jacobi, J.; Ahumada, C.; Gay, J.; Watts, C.;
J Int AIDS Soc, 2014; 17:19228
Financing Essential HIV Services: A New Economic Agenda.
Vassall, A. ; Remme, M. ; Watts, C. ; Hallett, T. ; Siapka, M. ; Vickerman, P. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Haacker, M. ; Heise, L. ; Haines, A. ; Atun, R. ; Piot, P. ;
PLoS Med, 2013; 10(12):e1001567
Paying girls to stay in school: a good return on HIV investment?
Remme, M. ; Vassall, A. ; Lutz, B. ; Watts, C. ;
Lancet, 2012; 379(9832):2150
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