Behind the scenes in the drive to vaccinate the nation: collaboratively working to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives
“The COVID-19 vaccination programme has truly been a matter of life and death.”
“We needed to have a single, integrated, co-ordinated approach if South Africa was going to be effective and impactful in our efforts to tackle this pandemic.”
In January 2022, Discovery celebrated a significant milestone - one million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its nine vaccination sites. Set up
Discovery Health presents to Parliament: Support for NHI structural reform through a blended funding model and public-private partnership
On 25 January, Discovery Health presented inputs on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health. These included a workable, blended-funding model aimed at sustainably achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The presentations were made by:
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba – Chairman of Discovery Health and Group Executive Director Dr Ryan Noach – Discov
Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, releases at-scale, real-world analysis of Omicron outbreak based on 211 000 COVID-19 test results in South Africa, including collaboration with the South Africa
Johannesburg, 14 December 2021
Vaccine effectiveness: o The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination provides 70% protection against severe complications of COVID-19 requiring hospitalisation, and 33% protection against COVID-19 infection, during the current Omicron wave. Reinfection risk: For individuals who have had COVID-19 previously, the risk of reinfection with Omicron is
Discovery highlights significant progress in implementation of mandatory vaccination policy
On 3 September 2021, Discovery announced its mandatory vaccination policy for South Africa-based employees Staff vaccination rates have climbed from 22% at start of September to 94% by 30 November Across all main categories, including sex, age and seniority, more than 90% of staff are vaccinated Vaccination rates projected to reach levels greater than 97% before the peak of fourth wave, in ear
Discovery Health simplifies access to screening for diabetic retinopathy and introduces cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence-driven technology to the process
Discovery Health launches new Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Benefit, enhanced by a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence system and designed to detect the onset of diabetic retinopathy as early as possible.
AI technology heralds a new era for eye screening, which is fundamental to nipping diabetic retinopathy in the bud
People who live with diabetes (whether type 1 or 2) are at heightened
Tribute to South Africa’s healthcare professionals: Discovery Health releases moving nine-episode video docu-series
Discovery Health launches nine-episode video Doctor Appreciation docu-series
Each episode of this nine-part, documentary-style series tells a South African healthcare professional’s story and shares behind-the-scenes, real-life accounts from the COVID-19 frontline.
Johannesburg, 12 November 2021: South Africa’s healthcare professionals have worked at the COVID-19 coalface for the past 18 mont
Discovery Health shares unequivocal data on protective effects of COVID 19 vaccination and low risk of vaccine-related adverse events
You can view the briefing in the below on this link: Meeting Recording: https://dsycloud.zoom.us/rec/share/73lx5mMbd4lt-Dka5GsMpuEYTwiJbasOTKwmU1W1SE39oywS5niCYJ820larZlIg.TF771j0Xm9i1Z_G3 Access Passcode: 3azevr.9
Discovery Health’s mass vaccination site at Gallagher Convention Center adds significant capacity to accelerate the national vaccination rollout
JOHANNESBURG 02 July 2021 - Discovery Health is delighted to open its sixth Covid-19 vaccination site to-date at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. With the capacity to deliver 3 800 vaccinations per day to the 3.5 million residents within close proximity of Midrand, the site is one of the largest vaccination centers countrywide and includes more than 48 full-time vaccinators an
Discovery’s new prepaid offer gives anyone in South Africa easy access to affordable, quality, healthcare
The Discovery Prepaid Health platform brings affordability, transparency and predictability to the costs of care by allowing users to buy prepaid vouchers for valued services – starting with face-to-face visits to a GP with access to medicine, all-inclusive at R300.
2021 will see cutting-edge digital technology boost Discovery Health’s Diabetes Care Programme
In 2020 the COVID-19 global healthcare crisis has put the spotlight on people who live with diabetes. They are considered at risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 – particularly where the condition is poorly managed.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to have access to a Shariah Compliant Arrangement from 2021
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles that are compliant, through the Discovery Health Medical Scheme Shariah Compliant Arrangement.
Contribution freeze for Discovery Health Medical Scheme members until July 2021
“Each year we strive for the lowest possible contribution increase. For the first six months of 2021, DHMS will deliver a contribution freeze for all scheme members across all plans, mindful of and sensitive to the financial pressures facing individuals at this time within the country’s stressed economic climate.