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Mrs Silke Fernandes

MSc

Research Fellow
in Health Economics

Room
315

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I joined LSHTM in late 2008 after completing the MSc "Public Health for Developing Countries" here at the school. The focus of my studies was on epidemology, statistics and health economics. I also have a MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. 

Prior to coming to London, I have worked as a project manager in Switzerland followed by two years in South America. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I am a tutor and sit on the exam board of the MSc Public Health for Development. I also teach and co-organize module 3198 "Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries". 

Research

I work mainly on cost-effectiveness or economic analysis of malaria interventions and interventions during pregnancy. Currently, I am working on a cost-effectiveness analysis of the RTS,S malaria vaccine versus Seasonal Chemoprophylaxis in Burkina Faso and Mali and the cost-effectiveness analysis of intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisin in HIV negative and positive women (STOPMIP and IMPROVE trials). 

Other recent projects include the economic burden of congenital Zika syndrome in Brazil, the costing of a antimicrobial resistance surveillance system in three case study countries and a risk factor analysis for depression, anxiety and stress in mothers of babies with congenital zika syndrome. 

I am currently also enrolled as a staff PhD at LSHTM.

My many other research interests include mental health, maternal and newborn health, antimicrobial resistance and applying economic evaluation to current public health policy questions. 

Research Area
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Maternal health
Public health
Neonatal health
Discipline
Health economics
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Mental health
Disability
Vector borne disease
Country
Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Brazil
Chile
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Mali
Malawi
Papua New Guinea
Senegal
Tanzania
Uganda
Venezuela
South Africa
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy
Desai M; Hill J; Fernandes S; Walker P; Pell C; Gutman J; Kayentao K; Gonzalez R; Webster J; Greenwood B
2018
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Prevention of malaria in pregnancy.
Desai M; Hill J; Fernandes S; Walker P; Pell C; Gutman J; Kayentao K; Gonzalez R; Webster J; Greenwood B
2018
The Lancet infectious diseases
A bibliometric analysis of systematic reviews on vaccines and immunisation.
Fernandes S; Jit M; Bozzani F; Griffiths UK; Scott JAG; Burchett HED
2018
Vaccine
Social and economic impacts of congenital Zika syndrome in Brazil: Study protocol and rationale for a mixed-methods study
Kuper H; Lyra TM; Moreira MEL; de Albuquerque MDSV; de Araújo TVB; Fernandes S; Jofre-Bonet M; Larson H; Lopes de Melo AP; Mendes CHF
2018
Wellcome Open Research
Patients' costs, socio-economic and health system aspects associated with malaria in pregnancy in an endemic area of Colombia.
Sicuri E; Bardají A; Sanz S; Alonso S; Fernandes S; Hanson K; Arevalo-Herrera M; Menéndez C
2018
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Supporting surveillance capacity for antimicrobial resistance: Laboratory capacity strengthening for drug resistant infections in low and middle income countries.
Seale AC; Hutchison C; Fernandes S; Stoesser N; Kelly H; Lowe B; Turner P; Hanson K; Chandler CIR; Goodman C
2017
Wellcome open research
Costs Associated with Malaria in Pregnancy in the Brazilian Amazon, a Low Endemic Area Where Plasmodium vivax Predominates.
Bôtto-Menezes C; Bardají A; Dos Santos Campos G; Fernandes S; Hanson K; Martínez-Espinosa FE; Menéndez C; Sicuri E
2016
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Cost effectiveness of intermittent screening followed by treatment versus intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy in West Africa: analysis and modelling of results from a non-inferiority trial.
Fernandes S; Sicuri E; Halimatou D; Akazili J; Boiang K; Chandramohan D; Coulibaly S; Diawara SI; Kayentao K; Ter Kuile F
2016
Malaria journal
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