Prof Armida Fernandez retired as the dean of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and College and was Head of the Dept of Neonatology.
She is founder trustee at SNEHA, an NGO working on health, nutrition and violence in Mumbai's urban slums.
She is currently a Medical Director of the Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai.
Her key areas of expertise and interest are promotion of breast feeding. She started the first Human Milk Bank in Asia and has developed many low cost techniques for survival of neonates.