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Dr. Franceska Akello joined the Gulu University Research Ethics Committee in 2019 and currently serves as the vice secretary. She is a Paediatrician and a Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Gulu University since 2018. She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (2009), and Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health from Makerere University (2018). She is the outgoing Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Akello has published two peer-reviewed articles in areas of COVID-19 and Human Papilloma Vaccine. She has special interest in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. She has mentored and supervised many undergraduate medical students in their academic research as a way of contributing to evidence-based knowledge and practice.

Dr. Franceska Akello
Vice Secretary, GUREC