Understanding PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common hormonal disorder that affects women worldwide. Despite its prevalence, PCOS remains a misunderstood condition by many. The exact cause of PCOS is still unknown, but several factors are believed to contribute to its development. These include genetic predisposition, insulin resistance, and elevated levels of androgens. Lifestyle factors such as …

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6 Unexpected Ways You Can Contract Hepatitis; Marking World Hepatitis Day with Avon Medical

Do you know that every year, around 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis, which is more than the number of deaths caused by HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or C. Avon Medical is marking World Hepatitis …

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Better Environment, Better Health: World Environment Day 2023

The state of the environment that one lives in, cannot be understated. Environmental health-related risks are a major concern across Africa, leading to diverse problems such as air pollution, water pollution, oil spillage, deforestation, desertification, erosion, and flooding caused mostly by human activities (ScienceDirect). The World Health Report indicated that globally, 23 percent of death …

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Children’s Day 2023: The Importance of Investing In Child Health

Marked annually, Children’s Day is an important occasion to recognise the African child, focusing on building a better future for them by investing in their education, safety, and most importantly- health. This year, the theme for Children’s Day, “Investing in our Children: Building a Better Future”, underscores the importance of providing for the health and …

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Africa Day: Leading the Future of Healthcare in Africa

Celebrated annually, Africa Day is a key commemoration of African development, highlighting the cultural and economic potential that the continent possesses across various industries, from technology, entertainment, and especially- healthcare. Healthcare in Africa suffers from poor health infrastructure, absence of medical equipment, and lack of adequate access to healthcare and coverage. As a leading healthcare …

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World Hypertension Day 2023: The Importance of Checking Your Blood Pressure Regularly

There are three important numbers each person needs to know- your bank pin number, your phone number, and your blood pressure numbers. According to the World Health Organization report, more than one billion people around the world live with hypertension (high blood pressure), which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide. Every year on …

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Celebrating International Nurses Week at Avon Medical

At Avon Medical, our nurses are the backbone of our organisation, and they have a significant impact on the patient’s outcome and overall hospital visit. All our nurses play a vital role in our goal of providing a world-class healthcare experience and improving lives across Africa.   Globally, International Nurses Week is celebrated, as an …

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World Malaria Day Time to deliver zero malaria: Marking World Malaria Day with Avon Medical

According to the 2021 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases, which is 27 % of global malaria cases, and the highest number of deaths, which is 32 % of global malaria deaths in 2020. Every year on the 25th of April, World Malaria Day is observed to raise awareness …

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Vacancy: Medical Radiographer

Job Title:  Medical Radiographer Company Name: Avon Medical Practice Department:  Diagnostic Reports to: Consultant Radiologist Supervising: Consultant Radiologist Location:  Hospital GENERAL DESCRIPTION A Medical radiographer, also known as a radiologic technologist, is required to take x-rays or use other imaging equipment to get a clear image of parts of a patient’s body. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for …

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