Nadia Sam-Agudu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV for the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria. Dr. Sam-Agudu graduated from Mayo Medical School and completed her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She is Board Certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Sam-Agudu was born and raised in West Africa, and she is committed to establishing and preserving excellent health for African children. Dr. Sam-Agudu is the Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV at the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria where she is involved in implementing effective and sustainable systems of healthcare delivery for the prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV. She continues to provide mentoring and technical support to local physicians in the care and treatment of over 8,000 HIV-infected Nigerian children.
Dr. Sam-Agudu is Principal Investigator on a PMTCT implementation research grant entitled: "The Impact of Mentor Mother Programs on PMTCT Service Uptake and Retention at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Nigeria (MoMent Nigeria)" funded by the Canadian Government and supported by the World Health Organization.
The MoMent study is evaluating the impact of Mentor Mothers on prevention services, disease outcomes, and feasibility of this community-based model for PMTCT service delivery. Her research goals in implementation science include studying effective systems to transition HIV-infected adolescents into adult care; effectiveness of Option B+ for the Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and effective delivery systems for the Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.