Mrs Silke Fernandes
in Health Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
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".
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.