Dr. Hadiza Khamofu Biography

Dr. Hadiza Khamofu is currently the Acting Country Director for FHI 360 Nigeria overseeing projects in the Nigeria country portfolio in Health, Education, Nutrition, Gender & Gender-Based Violence response, Private Sector Engagement, Humanitarian & crisis response. She doubles as the Deputy Chief of Party for SIDHAS (Strengthening integrated delivery for HIV/AIDS Services) overseeing the functions of three technical departments: prevention, care & treatment, monitoring & evaluation, and health systems strengthening & lab services. These departments are responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring & evaluating gender-sensitive TB, HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment interventions in Akwa-Ibom and Cross-River states in Nigeria. She was recently elected as one of the UNHAS Steering Committee for the humanitarian coordination platform in the North-East.

Personal information:

She is a Nigerian, born on the 9th of December. She is married to Mr. Khamofu with four Children and has lived and worked in Nigeria. She has a great social personality and loves to interact.

Previous titles and career:

Hadiza Khamofu is a family physician with over twenty years’ clinical and public health experience. Nigeria. She is a member of various national technical working groups and has contributed to the development of policies, strategic plans, guidelines, SOPs, training curriculum/manuals, and proposals for Nigeria. She has particular interest in RMNCH, TB-HIV, gender, and pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.

She is a co-PI on several studies: the national PReP demonstration study among serodiscordant couples, the gender analysis of the SIDHAS project, Akwa Ibom state AIDS indicator study, and Transition of Care for Adolescent Living with HIV-ACT (Adolescent Coordinated Transition), member technical committee for the National AIDS Indicator Impact Survey (NAIIS) and IBBSS round 4 in Nigeria, among others.

Dr. Khamofu superintended over the 2012/2013 massive scale up towards closing the PMTCT gap in 8 of the 12+1 priority states supported by FHI360 through rapid assessment/situational analysis, PMTCT operational plan development, training, and activation of close to 3000 new sites for PMTCT services.

Dr. Khamofu’s areas of interest include tropical disease control and surveillance, RMNCH, TB-HIV, gender, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and resistance monitoring. Other include:

  • Formal head of clinical services of National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Idu-Abuja for about 8 years.
  • Dr. Khamofu was a member of the Institute’s Ethics Committee, principal investigator for phase II clinical trials of NIPRISAN (patented as an anti-sickling agent), designed and monitored phase III clinical trials of NIPRISAN, and contributed to other research projects.
  • Formal Chief Physician and Head of Clinical Services, GEDE Foundation, GEDE AIDS and Infectious Diseases Research Institute, Nigeria. Consultant/Investigator to Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) Sponsored by HERFON/DFID in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
  • Formal Senior Medical Services Advisor, USAID/GHAIN project, Nigeria.
  • Lead consultant to Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development.
  • Consultant to National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) for development of national HIV policy, strategic framework, and plan 2010-2015 and the Global Fund proposal development., Director Prevention Care and Treatment, USAID/SIDHAS project, Nigeria.

She has a master’s degree in Tropical Medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK

Fellowship of the college of physicians, national postgraduate medical college and has written over 4 publications contributing to science.