DR ATHLET ALFRED (MBChB (UCT))
Medical Dr Prime Health Maun
I studied Bachelor of Medicine & surgery at the University of Cape Town. Holds a post-graduate diploma in Occupational Medicine and Health. As the clinic manager of Prime Health clinic, I strive to make us a go to clinic, with emphasis on prevention, excellent customer service, and timely management of diseases. I manage the day-to-day running of the clinic, as well as consultation of patients, also focal person for all Prime Health Occupational Health Services.
Interest in Occupational Medicine
My interest is in Occupational health and workplace safety. This has been sparked by high statistics of people dying from work related injuries and diseases. The International Labour Organisation estimates that every year over 2.3 million women and men die from occupational related injuries and diseases. From these reports, 350 000 deaths are due to fatal accidents, and almost 2 million deaths are from fatal occupational disease. These chilling statistics do not even include the morbidity caused by non-fatal injuries and disease. Botswana currently does not have Occupational Health and Safety Act, which makes it difficult to bind employers in taking into account occupational health of employees. At Prime Health Clinic, we have started working closely with different organizations to facilitate and engage on occupational health and safety processes, in line with the World health Organisation concept of a ‘healthy workplace’.
I like to unwind with football, and Xbox online gaming. I take road trips whenever my hectic schedule permits. As to music, ‘’I mean nothing beats rock n’ roll and the open road. "Other than being a busy doctor and committing to my patients full time, I relax with friends where we do American style barbeque on weekends. All these activities keep me grounded and balances my work life.