Dr. Linda Sande [Senior Researcher]

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Dr. Linda Sande

Linda Alinafe Sande is a health economist and a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research office. She recently completed her PhD in Health Economics with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As part of her PhD work, Linda evaluated the economic and equity implications of introducing HIV self-testing in the Southern Africa region with an added focus on Malawi.

Linda has extensive experience in conducting cost evaluations of point-of-care diagnostics including HIV self-testing. Currently, her research focus is on the retention to care for people living with HIV in the early treatment period as part of the BMGF funded Models of care for the first six months of HIV treatment (RETAIN6); and exploring patient and provider experiences with differentiated care for HIV as part of the Alternative Models of ART Delivery: Optimising the Benefits (AMBIT 2.0) studies. She also supports the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) AMBIT and RETAIN6 study teams in Zambia.

Prior to joining HE2RO, Linda worked as a health economist with the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme conducting economic evaluations of various interventions including being the country health economist for the Unitaid-funded HIV Self-Testing AfRica research project.