Experts

Hadiza Khamofu, MD, MSc, FMCP

Deputy Chief of Party,Technical, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS), Nigeria

Areas of expertise

  • HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Public health evaluations
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Infectious and tropical diseases
  • Maternal, newborn and child health

Projects & Resources

Published Research

  • Challenges faced by caregivers of vulnerable children in Cross River State and Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
    Gana C, Oladele E, Saleh M, Makanjuola O, Gimba D, Magaji D, Odusote T, Khamofu H, Torpey K
    Vulnerable Child Youth Stud 2016 Jan; 11 (1): 24-32. [Journal Impact Factor: n/a]

    This study describes the characteristics of caregivers, the relationships between caregivers and their children, and the experiences and challenges of caring for orphans and vulnerable children faced by caregivers in the community. Challenges included lack of access to education, barriers to good nutrition, inadequate clothing and shelter, and lack of psychosocial support. To meet the essential needs of orphans and vulnerable children, the authors recommend that government donor and civil society agencies prioritize economic empowerment of these caregivers.

  • Modelling the impact and cost-effectiveness of combination prevention amongst HIV serodiscordant couples in Nigeria
    Mitchell KM, Lepine A, Terris-Prestholt F, Torpey K, Khamofu H, Folayan MO, Musa J, Anenih J, Sagay AS, Alhassan E, Idoko J, Vickerman P.
    AIDS 2015 Sep; 29 (15): 2035-44. [Journal Impact Factor: 5.554]

    This article estimates impact and cost-effectiveness of treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis and condom promotion for serodiscordant couples in Nigeria. The findings showed that providing antiretroviral therapy to the HIV-positive partner in a discordant couple is the most cost-effective strategy for HIV prevention. Additional cost-effective benefits were found as well.

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