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One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 11:16 GMT

More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 07:35 GMT

AIA Australia, one of the largest life insurers in Australia, GMHBA, a not for profit health fund, and South Africa’s financial services provider Discovery, announce an innovative new health insurance brand which will offer its members more value for money.

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 09:42 GMT

Manufacturers have made progress in efforts to improve the health of South Africans with salt levels in two-thirds of foods covered by legislation now at equal to or even below the permitted requirements.

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 09:12 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches intervention to intensify efforts to combat the alarming rise in obesity and associated healthcare costs

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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.

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 Health Medical Scheme response to misleading article in The Star “Life vs Medical Scheme”

Discovery Health Medical Scheme response to misleading article in The Star “Life vs Medical Scheme”

News   •   Aug 08, 2013 14:00 GMT

This document is a response from Discovery Health on a misleading article published in The Star newspaper of 8 August, “Life vs Medical Scheme”.

Discovery Insure now included in Discovery iPhone app Available NOW!

Discovery Insure now included in Discovery iPhone app Available NOW!

News   •   Apr 01, 2012 09:22 GMT

Discovery Insure functionality on the iPhone app combines innovation and intelligence to help you get the best out of your Discovery Insure policy. This easy-to-use app contains a number of features to make your life easier, whether you want to start a claim or get support in an emergency.

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Day One of DHSHWAA sets tone for next two weeks

Day One of DHSHWAA sets tone for next two weeks

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2013 16:10 GMT

It is 8.30 am. The sun is beats down on the serene Western Cape landscape. The road to Van Rynsdorp is undulating, however this does not dampen the walkers’ excitement when they see the destination of the first 5km walk. A sea of faces, patiently awaiting the arrival of white microbuses interrupts the peaceful and silent landscape...

Why choose Discovery Health

Why choose Discovery Health

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2012 09:21 GMT

Discovery Health gives you quality healthcare cover at the right price to meet your family's needs.

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Revealed: New report card scores SA kids health

Revealed: New report card scores SA kids health

Events   •   May 18, 2017 08:11 GMT

Join the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and Discovery Vitality as they join forces to present the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016 – a review of the latest research on children's health habits from how much they play, how much fast food they eat, how much TV they watch, and how much support they get for healthy choices at home and school.

May 24, 09:30 - 12:30 GMT

The Vitality HealthyFood Studio | 155 West Street, Sandton

How Active Rewards became the most successful product in Vitality history

How Active Rewards became the most successful product in Vitality history

Events   •   Feb 19, 2016 08:38 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.

Feb 23 00:00 GMT

Discovery offices, 16 Fredman Drive, Sandton.

LAUNCH INVITATION: Will healthier societies come at the cost of our environment?

LAUNCH INVITATION: Will healthier societies come at the cost of our environment?

Events   •   Jul 14, 2015 07:31 GMT

Discovery Vitality and The Vitality Institute invite you to attend the South African launch of the Planetary Health Commission report prepared by the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. RSVP: TarynKe@discovery.co.za to join us for a panel discussion around the balance between the health of human civilisation and the sustainability of our environment.

Jul 16, 09:30 - 12:00 GMT

Discovery, The Forum 16 Fredman Drive Sandton Johannesburg

The Discovery Foundation Awards

The Discovery Foundation Awards

Events   •   Oct 03, 2013 05:17 GMT

The seventh Discovery Foundation Awards Ceremony takes place on 9 October. The Discovery Foundation is committed to strengthening South Africa’s healthcare system and making people healthier and enhancing and protecting their lives by ensuring more South Africans have access to affordable, quality healthcare. The Foundation will be recognising and honouring the excellence and contribution by...

Oct 09, 18:30 - 21:00 GMT

Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg

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​Guidelines for Personalised Health Technologies Released

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

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