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Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s strong financial performance affirms its position as industry leader in funding healthcare and enhancing the healthcare system to benefit its members and stakeholders

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 12:42 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme released its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2015. Commenting on these results, Milton Streak, Principal Officer of Discovery Health Medical Scheme says, “Despite slow economic growth and a difficult economic environment, it has been a year of positive performance for the Scheme.

Discovery honours nurses and celebrates nursing excellence in South Africa

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2016 11:08 GMT

Today is International Nurses Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the impactful role of and the crucial service nurses provide in the healthcare system. On the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the world recognises each person who has dedicated him or herself to, and has built a career in, providing crucial nursing care.

​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 12:24 GMT

Discovery Vitality, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy are on a mission to get people back into the kitchen. The newly launched HealthyFood Studio is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art culinary studio based in Sandton, where classes deal various aspects of nutritious cooking. These are taught and demonstrated by a Prue Leith professional, using fresh ingredients from Woolworths.

Discovery receives the 2016 Starfield Award for testing the effectiveness of primary care coordination

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2016 07:26 GMT

The ACG® System Team announced Discovery Health as the winner of the 2016 Starfield Award in recognition of Discovery’s use of the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) System. The award was presented during the ACG international Conference in San Diego, USA.

Discovery, Uber and Dis-Chem partner to deliver flu vaccines

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 11:16 GMT

For a second year in a row, Discovery has partnered with Uber, to bring flu vaccines to selected areas of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. You can order a flu vaccine and have it delivered to your doorstep for only R100 using the Uber app on your smartphone.

​Discovery invests R1 million towards enabling the core aims of the Treatment Action Campaign

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2016 09:44 GMT

Discovery made an investment of R1 million through its Discovery Fund to support the excellent work of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in the public health system.

​Guidelines for Personalised Health Technologies Released

​Guidelines for Personalised Health Technologies Released

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2016 12:38 GMT

Framework addresses ethical, legal and social challenges for data generated by wearables, smartwatches and mobile health apps.

Discovery delivers robust financial performance accompanied by excellent growth and significant investment in new initiatives

Discovery delivers robust financial performance accompanied by excellent growth and significant investment in new initiatives

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 08:01 GMT

Reporting interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2015.

Can the aroma of coffee get you active?

Can the aroma of coffee get you active?

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2016 09:20 GMT

Join the CEO of Discovery Vitality, Dr Shrey Viranna, on Tuesday 23 February to discuss how we used the aroma of coffee to get thousands of people off the couch and into their running shoes, and how this laid a foundation for a powerful, global real-time Vitality platform that is ultimately shift health outcomes.

Discovery recognised by Ubuntu Award

Discovery recognised by Ubuntu Award

News   •   Feb 16, 2016 11:45 GMT

Discovery is honoured to be the 2016 recipient of the Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award.

​Liverpool Ladies to play Mamelodi Sundowns in pre-season South African tour

​Liverpool Ladies to play Mamelodi Sundowns in pre-season South African tour

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 11:44 GMT

Liverpool Ladies Football Club can today confirm the fixture for their pre-season tour of South Africa for the Discovery Liverpool Ladies FC Tour. After playing the winners of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Ladies Challenge on Sunday 21 February, the Reds will face Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC in a friendly match on Wednesday 24 February.

Discovery commits R1 million to support services of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 10:59 GMT

Discovery today, 15 February, committed R1 million to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) Suicide Helpline. Discovery’s support follows from an interview with Cassey Chambers, Operations Director of the SADAG, on Radio 702 last week.

New study shows companies with healthy workforces outperform the JSE All Share Index

New study shows companies with healthy workforces outperform the JSE All Share Index

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2016 23:00 GMT

Discovery Limited – A new study being published in New York on 5 February 2016, found companies with healthy workforces appear to have a competitive edge in the stock market.

Discovery Health response on cover for motor vehicle accidents and claims from the Road Accident Fund

Discovery Health response on cover for motor vehicle accidents and claims from the Road Accident Fund

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 13:12 GMT

In response to inaccurate statements being shared on social media regarding how Discovery Health Medical Scheme pays claims for motor vehicle accidents and refunds from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), we would like to provide the correct information.

Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear

Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 08:39 GMT

Children at Kids Haven in Benoni were the first to each receive one of 14 500 teddy bears which are being donated to organisations across the country, thanks to Vitality members reaching their weekly fitness goals in December.

Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

News   •   Dec 10, 2015 19:58 GMT

Discovery announces the activation of Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch for Vitality members in South Africa encouraging healthier, more active living.

​Discovery partners delivered exceptional service to clients

​Discovery partners delivered exceptional service to clients

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2015 11:52 GMT

Every year, Discovery Insure recognises its top performing partners, and this year’s Discovery Insure Partner Awards mark a particularly high service delivery year, as Discovery Insure has won the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey for the Best short-term insurer in the consumer category...

Discovery Sport Industry Summit shows business of sport still lustrous

Discovery Sport Industry Summit shows business of sport still lustrous

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2015 16:32 GMT

The issue of shared value in the South African and global sport industry came under the spotlight today at the 2015 Discovery Sport Industry Summit held at Vodaworld Dome, Johannesburg.

​Discovery reveals South Africa’s safest driving cities

​Discovery reveals South Africa’s safest driving cities

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2015 15:02 GMT

Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s safest driving city according to driving behaviour analysis in this year’s Discovery Insure Driving Challenge with the best drivers overall in the country. CapeTown is in second place, and Bloemfontein in third place while Nelspruit is at the bottom of the rankings...

​Discovery Insure Wins Two Gartner Financial Cool Business Awards

​Discovery Insure Wins Two Gartner Financial Cool Business Awards

News   •   Nov 17, 2015 14:07 GMT

Discovery Insure’s smartphone-enabled DQ track won in the Most Innovative New Digital Product and the overall EMEA Digital Champion categories at the 2015 Gartner Financial Services Cool Business Awards ceremony held in Barcelona...