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 an experienced General Paediatrician with an 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 staff grade paediatrician at Darent Valley Hospital Kent, United Kingdom. He has nearly 10 years of clinical experience in the NHS. He has work experience in hospitals across Greater London, Kent and East Sussex proving care for neonates and older children. Prior to this he was a research clinician at the MRC (UK) Gambia where he conducted large clinical trials on malaria prevention in children. He also served as an Associate Lecturer at Department of Paediatrics, University of The Gambia Medical School. He has 14 published articles in different journals and has been a 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 interest in 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. Williams, J., F. Njie, M. Cairns, K. Bojang, S.O. Coulibaly, K. Kayentao, I. Abubakar, F. Akor, K. Mohammed, R. Bationo, E. Dabira, A. Soulama, M. Djimdé, E. Guirou, T. Awine, S.L. Quaye, J. Ordi, O. Doumbo, A. Hodgson, A. Oduro, P. Magnussen, F.O.T. Kuile, Arouna Woukeu, Paul Milligan, Harry Tagbor, B. Greenwood and D. Chandramohan, 2016. Non-falciparum malaria infections in pregnant women in West Africa. Malar. J., 10.1186/s12936-016-1092-1.
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  2. Tagbor,H., M. Cairns, K. Bojang, S.O. Coulibaly, K. Kayentao, J. Williams, I. Abubakar, F. Akor, K. Mohammed, R. Bationo, E. Dabira, A. Soulama, M. Djimdé, E. Guirou, T. Awine, S. Quaye, F. Njie, J. Ordi, O. Doumbo, A. Hodgson, A. Oduro, S. Meshnick, S. Taylor, P. Magnussen, F.T. Kuile, A. Woukeu, P. Milligan, D. Chandramohan and B. Greenwood, 2015. A non-inferiority, individually randomized trial of intermittent screening and treatment versus intermittent preventive treatment in the control of malaria in pregnancy. PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0132247.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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