Gambo Aliyu, PhD, MBBS, MS

Gambo Aliyu Face PortraitGambo Aliyu, PhD, MBBS, MS, was among the first Nigerians to receive training from the Institute of Human Virology on establishing ARV-PMTCT (Antiretroviral-Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission) centers of excellence.

Over the last 15 years, he has helped design, organize, coordinate, and direct population-based studies and program evaluations on HIV and service delivery in Nigeria — notably, the HIV seroconversion study, which provided insights into HIV incidence and helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention optimize early detection tests, while providing free HIV counseling and testing and successfully linking HIV-positive people into care and mobile services. He evaluated two national HIV treatment programs — Test and Start, and Community ART (Antiretroviral Therapy)— and was critical in implementing the largest single-country HIV population-based survey in Nigeria.