Dr. Francis  Akor

Dr. Francis Akor

Research Scientist
Conquest Hospital, UK

Highest Degree
M.B.B.S in Medicine and Surgery from University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

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Dr. Francis Akor is known for experienced general Paediatrician with interest in Clinical Paediatrics and Research. He has been involved in large clinical trials in malaria prevention in children. His other interests are in neonatology and infectious diseases and currently he is working as Paediatrics Specialty Doctor, Conquest Hospital Hastings, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. His former work experience includes Doctor at Queens Hospital BHR NHS Trust Romford– Essex, his duties involve care of neonates including resuscitation, examination, investigation and treatment of sick new-borns and management of paediatric emergencies in the paediatric A & E and in patient care of children, Associate Lecturer at Department of Paediatrics, University of The Gambia Medical School. He has published 12 articles in different journals and was reviewer of journals including Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Transactions of Royal Society of Medicine and Tropical Hygiene, South African Journal of Child Health. His area of research includes general paediatrics with special infectious diseases including malaria neonatology, neurology and paediatric haematology. He is affiliated with Paediatric Association of Nigeria, British Medical Association, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Area of Interest:

General Paediatrics
Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Surgery

Selected Publications

  1. Ahmed, M., S. Donaldson, F. Akor, D. Cahill and R. Akilani, 2014. Olfactory hallucination in childhood primary headaches: Case series. Cephalalgia .
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  2. Akor, F., N.M. Liu, F.M. Besag and M.A. Ahmed, 2013. Value of tongue biting in differentiating between epileptic seizures and syncope. Seizure, Vol. 22. .
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  3. Bojang, K.A., F. Akor, L. Conteh, E. Webb and O. Bittaye et al., 2011. Two strategies for the delivery of IPTc in an area of seasonal malaria transmission in the Gambia: A randomised controlled trial. PLoS Med., Vol. 8. .
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  4. Dondorp, A.M., C.I. Fanello, I.C. Hendriksen, E. Gomes and A. Seni et al., 2010. Artesunate versus quinine in the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in African children (AQUAMAT): An open-label, randomised trial. Lancet, 376: 1647-1657.
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  5. Bojang, K., F. Akor, O. Bittaye, D. Conway, C. Bottomley, P. Milligan and B. Greenwood, 2010. A randomised trial to compare the safety, tolerability and efficacy of three drug combinations for intermittent preventive treatment in children. PLoS One, 5: 1-9.
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  6. Akor, F., S.N. Okolo and A. Okolo, 2010. Blood pressure and anthropometric measurements in healthy primary school entrants in Jos, Nigeria. South Afr. J. Child Health, 4: 42-45.
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  7. Akor, F., S. Okolo and A. Okolo, 2010. Nutritional status of newly enrolled primary school children in jos-plateau, Nigeria. Pak. J. Nutr., 9: 1166-1170.
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  8. Akor, F., S.N. Okolo, A. Okolo and E.I. Agaba, 2009. Urine examination findings in apparently healthy new school entrants in Jos, Nigeria. South Afr. J. Child Health, 3: 60-63.
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  9. Slusher, T.M., I.A. Angyo, F. Bode-Thomas, F. Akor and S.D. Pam et al., 2004. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurements and serum total bilirubin levels in indigenous African infants. Pediatrics, 113: 1636-1641.
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  10. Pam, S.D., F. Bode-Thomas, W.E. Isaac, H.B. Ibanga and A.O. Adekwu et al., 2004. Are congenital anomalies common in Jos-Nigeria. Highland Med. Res. J., 2: 19-28.
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  11. Pam, S., F. Bode-Thomas, E. Joseph, F. Akor and C. Ejeliogu, 2004. Which babies get blood in Jos-Nigeria? J. Haematol. Oncol., 21: 669-676.
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  12. Slusher, T., R. Hampton, F. Bode-Thomas, S. Pam, F. Akor and P. Meier, 2003. Promoting the exclusive feeding of own mother's milk through the use of hindmilk and increased maternal milk volume for hospitalized, low birth weight infants (<1800 grams) in Nigeria: A feasibility study. FAAN J. Human Lactation, 19: 191-198.
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