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Discovery Health Medical Scheme spent over R177 million for breast cancer drugs in 2015

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2016 10:10 GMT

Breast cancer affects the young, old, women and men. Raising awareness of and supporting early detection of this most-common cancer among South African women will help save more lives. When breast cancer is detected early, the survival rate is as high as 95%. Discovery Health and the Discovery Health Medical Scheme support early detection through screening.

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:23 GMT

Applying Discovery’s Shared-Value Insurance model to encourage healthier living

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 09:39 GMT

Discovery announced the date of its eighth Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society...

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 14:05 GMT

New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold around the world.

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 08:10 GMT

Experts convene for salt consultation forum

Discovery entrepreneurs in dialogue: Harnessing the power of technology for global health solutions

Discovery entrepreneurs in dialogue: Harnessing the power of technology for global health solutions

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 11:46 GMT

Earlier today, Discovery hosted entrepreneurs for the inaugural discussion on the use of technology to drive medical innovation.

Generali Vitality launches in France

Generali Vitality launches in France

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2016 10:41 GMT

Following the successful launch of the global Vitality programme in Germany in July 2016, Generali Vitality will soon be available to corporate clients in France thereby expanding Vitality’s European footprint. From 1 January 2017, Generali Vitality will be available as a voluntary part of health and prevention insurance contracts offered to corporate clients.

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2016 07:14 GMT

Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 September 2016. Discovery Limited today presented its annual financial results for the period ended 30 June 2016.

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2016 12:50 GMT

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world with 23.5 fatalities 100 000 people, compared to 2.97 in the UK. Deaths by road accidents are high on our government’s agenda and one of the goals of the National Development Plan is to reduce our national average in order to improve the quality of life for all South Africans.

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Discovery Health honours local community leader

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2016 09:44 GMT

After arriving in Motherwell two years ago, from a small Limpopo village of Tshakhuma, Ndivhudzannyi “Chief” Maanda, a 23 year-old Discovery Health employee, soon realised that many children were left to their own devices in the evenings. Some parents do not take care for their children and often leave them without foods for days at a time.

Support Endurocad and future Olympians by achieving your goals

Support Endurocad and future Olympians by achieving your goals

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2016 12:20 GMT

Elana Meyer’s Endurocad high performance sports academy has helped produce 10 Olympic marathon qualifiers; read and be inspired!

The Pokémon Go craze and why Vitality says you should get involved

The Pokémon Go craze and why Vitality says you should get involved

News   •   Aug 08, 2016 12:59 GMT

Pokémon Go has caught the attention and imagination of what seems like everyone on social media in a very short space of time. According to a survey conducted with Vitality members in the United States, 15% of the members surveyed were Pokémon Go players and the game had a surprisingly broad appeal across age groups.

Discovery brings the spirit of soccer to those with special needs

Discovery brings the spirit of soccer to those with special needs

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 10:30 GMT

Sandton yesterday played host to a vibrant soccer coaching clinic aimed at involving South Africans with special needs in the beautiful game. Jointly developed by Discovery and the Gauteng Department of Social Development, the inaugural Discovery Soccer Festival took place at the Illovo-based Discovery Soccer Park.

​Discovery Life highlights the state of health in South Africa from its claims statistics

​Discovery Life highlights the state of health in South Africa from its claims statistics

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 09:09 GMT

Discovery Life published details of its life assurance claims from January 2015 to December 2015. A total of 19 591 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R2.8 billion. Unnatural deaths accounted for 21% of all claims in 2015.As many as 60% of Discovery Life claimants were older than 50 in the same period...

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 07:37 GMT

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, talked statistics, costs and the future of cancer care.

Vitality food and lifestyle guidelines simplify the way to healthy nutrition
Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2016 08:21 GMT

Discovery Limited announces a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (Sumitomo Life) and SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank) that will see shared value insurance introduced to the Japanese life insurance market through the joint development and introduction of insurance products incorporated with Vitality, Discovery’s globally recognised wellness programme.

Discovery Vitality updates incentives to keep people moving
Discovery Vitality announced as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016
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Discovery Health Medical Scheme maintains solid financial performance

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 14:30 GMT

Results presented during the Annual General Meeting showed continued growth and a strong financial performance, as the Scheme maintains an industry-leading position in funding quality healthcare and supporting the overall healthcare system.