Topics: Health Care, Health Service
New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations
The new Discovery Health App offers a personalized gateway to the healthcare system for every Discovery Health customer. It enables end-to-end healthcare system navigation and support. The App provides access to cutting-edge digital healthcare technology and services for customers. The App integrates everything to do with one’s health in one place, so that customers can easily check in on their
Discovery Foundation honours outstanding doctors in the public sector with 2023 grants
The Discovery Foundation has awarded over R15 million in research and training grants to some of South Africa’s top doctors, researchers and future healthcare leaders in 2023. The Discovery Foundation has invested over R307 million since inception in 2006, providing 545 training and research grants for specialists and institutions supporting SA’s public healthcare system. The Foundation aims to
Discovery Bank clients can fast track their car collection with Ready2GO priority service at Europcar
Discovery Bank clients can now experience priority express checkout at Europcar in Cape Town, King Shaka, Lanseria and OR Tambo International airports through the convenience of paperless car collection.
Professor Salome Maswime wins Clinician-Scientist Award
Johannesburg, 27 July 2023: Discovery Foundation is pleased to learn that its recipient and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) fellow, Professor Salome Maswime, received the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) - South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Clinician-Physician Award. This award was for her contribution in the field of Global Surgery in Africa. The accolade recognised h
Understand and use your medical scheme’s screening and prevention benefits
It’s all too easy to brush off that mild headache as being a by-product of a stressful day, too much coffee or too little water. But what if it isn’t? Sometimes seemingly insignificant niggles are signs of something else going on in the body. And sometimes, there aren’t any obvious signs at all.
In fact, some health conditions are even dubbed “silent killers” because by the time symptoms surfa
Vitality Health International announces a partnership with Goodbye Malaria
With World Malaria Day on 25 April, Vitality Health International, an innovative health insurer that rewards healthy living for employees in the rest of Africa (and owned by Discovery Group), has announced a partnership with social benefit organisation, Goodbye Malaria, to reduce the high incidence of malaria, a disease that is still taking an unrelenting toll on human health in Africa.
Flu season is around the corner: Five good reasons to get your flu vaccine today
Influenza (flu) season is around the corner and this year’s flu vaccine is available to protect us against the flu strains that are expected to circulate and make people sick.
“Having our flu vaccine lowers our risk of becoming sick with flu - or seriously ill with flu if we are in the high-risk group for this and also limits the spread of infection to others,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani,
What can a Health Check do for you today that burgers for lunch everyday won’t?
It can prevent a heart attack or perhaps a stroke or even the development of certain cancers. The lifestyle choices you make today can largely determine your health in the long-term.
It’s a well-known fact that fast food is generally high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. The body reacts to these in negative ways, namely the development of illness, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, an
Weight loss drugs are no quick fix – here’s what you need to know
In recent months, A-list celebrities have openly shared that they have taken drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy to lose weight.
This has prompted a huge demand for these sorts of medicines from the broader public and created supply chain shortages for drugs like Ozempic, significantly impacting the management of patients living with diabetes (for whom this drug is intended).
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Cogence brings BlackRock to South Africa - A relationship that gives SA financial advisers access to the global investment universe
Johannesburg 22 March 2023: Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore hosted BlackRock's EMEA Head, Stephen Cohen, in a virtual examination of the current state of markets, the importance of innovation and the principles underscoring the phenomenal growth of Discovery and BlackRock. The success of these organisations prefaced a discussion on how BlackRock’s expertise in global investment and Aladdin W
Vitality Health Insurance Launches Ground-Breaking Health Insurance Product in Kenya
Vitality Health Insurance, an innovative health insurer from South Africa, today launched a ground-breaking insurance product customised for Kenya’s leading businesses. The health insurance offering is unique because it is an insurance product which focuses on wellbeing, aimed at positively impacting people’s health outcomes while improving and protecting their lives.
Discovery Vitality reveals “ObeCity Index” showing the South African city with the healthiest weight ahead of World Obesity Day; launches Vitality HealthyWeight programme
Discovery Vitality today announced the results of a national study comparing members’ collective weight across South African cities. The results show that Vitality members in Cape Town have the healthiest weight, while Gqeberha has the most room to improve.
The Future of life insurance. NOW.
Today Discovery Life announced the launch of Discovery Life Plan 3.0, a fully digitised customer experience that will become available from 17 March 2023. This new Life Plan is designed to provide clients with access to the most comprehensive suite of risk protection benefits, and experience them, simply and powerfully on the face of their mobile phone. This follows two decades of innovation in bu
Discovery Health Medical Scheme announces 2023 contribution increase
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members continue to enjoy substantially enhanced 2023 benefits at 2022 rates for the first 3 months of the year. Contributions will increase on 1 April 2023 by 7.9% for 85% of Scheme members, including members on the Keycare, Smart, Core and Saver Plans, and by 9.9% for members on the Priority, Comprehensive and Executive plans. The weighted average contribution i
Clicks, Discovery Health and Auto & General Insurance announce Flexicare for consumers – new affordable private healthcare cover
Discovery Health, Clicks and Auto & General Insurance have partnered to create an innovative health insurance product for South Africans that provides reasonably priced private day-to-day healthcare cover through the Clicks retail network – Flexicare.
The Flexicare offering has been available since 2018 to the retail sector and corporate employers to provide affordable healthcare cover for
Eyes on the horizon as turmoil turns to hope: A view of the markets for 2023
Johannesburg, 31 January 2023 – Off the back of a tumultuous year for investors, 2023 is set to be one that marks the dawn of a new global market regime, requiring a new investment playbook. The following outlook is provided by Discovery Invest and its partners, Ninety-One, BlackRock, and Goldman Sachs (GSAM) – world leaders in asset management.
The consensus among them converges on the view th
Discovery Health Medical Scheme launches WELLTH Fund in the hope of kickstarting a trend of preventative care
The COVID-19 pandemic impact to healthcare system led to consumers deferring non-COVID related healthcare General health checks were down 50% at the peak of the pandemic compared to pre-COVID levels Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members now have access to an additional screening and preventative benefit called the WELLTH Fund Medical aid members on all plans have a once-off access durin
The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on health and mortality
While the worst appears to be behind us in terms of the climbing infections, high death rates and the economic impact of the global coronavirus outbreak, deaths due to cardio-metabolic (heart and nervous system) and cancer-related conditions are now strikingly high in this post-COVID world. This is according to annual Group Risk claims data released by Discovery Employee Benefits.
Vitality Health International is making waves in Africa
Translations available in French, Arabic and Portuguese – view lower down. Since its launch in January 2022, Vitality Health International has been gaining momentum in bringing health insurance that rewards healthy living to employer groups in the rest of Africa.
The 19th Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge: Soweto’s favourite football festival ready for kickoff
The 19th edition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will take place from 1-23 December 2022. Whilst the men’s category is full, some spaces remain for the u17 and women’s categories. Teams are encouraged to urgently secure their spots into Soweto’s number 1 diski challenge. Entries close on 30 November 2022.
Discovery and the South African Football Associati