Hadiza Khamofu, MD, MSc, FMCPDeputy Chief of Party,Technical, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS), Nigeria
Areas of expertise
- HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
- Reproductive and sexual health
- Public health evaluations
- HIV and AIDS
- Infectious and tropical diseases
- Maternal, newborn and child health
Projects & Resources
This project seeks to reduce the rates of newborn morbidity and mortality in Nigeria by using local technologies and solutions to improve the number and quality of skilled staff, a referral network and the health care infrastructure.
The Community-Based Access to Injectables (CBA2I) project aims to provide universal access to reproductive health services among underserved populations in Nigeria.
This brochure is an overview of the goals and objectives, geographic scope of work, implementation approach, project management and partners of the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project in Nigeria.
FHI 360 conducted a rapid assessment in 14 camps for internally displace persons in Borno State, Nigeria, to identify needs for HIV/AIDS services.
Patients’ Demographic and Clinical Characteristics and Level of Care Associated with Lost to Follow-up and Mortality in Adult Patients on First-Line ART in Nigerian Hospitals
Between 2005 and 2010, Nigeria rapidly scaled up access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV.
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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.