Subjects: Health Care, Health Service
Breastfeeding: Know about the incredible benefits for mom and baby?
Breast milk – the perfect meal for your baby
“Breastmilk comes in excellent packaging, it’s available on-demand, always fresh, the perfect concentration for a growing baby’s needs, at the right temperature and overall is packed with amazing, nutritious and protective elements for baby,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani, Head of the Centre for Clinical Excellence at Discovery Health, in celebrati
South African women need more income protection cover – and continue to see the value of cover for cancers
Johannesburg, 10 August 2022: Every year, in August, South Africa marks Women’s Day and Discovery Life undertakes to reflect on its efforts to close the gendered insurance gap in our country. In 2019, ASISA conducted a gap study which found that women have an insurance gap of nearly R15 trillion. An analysis of Discovery Life’s 2021 claims data shows that while women hold 47% of all life polic
Road to Sun City gets a plug from the Pothole Patrol
Thanks to The Pothole Patrol, business and leisure travellers from Gauteng will no longer have to navigate potholes when they travel to Sun City for holidays or to attend business events.
The innovative initiative is a partnership between the City of Johannesburg, Discovery Insure and Dialdirect Insurance. In its first year alone, it repaired over 100 000 potholes in Johannesburg.
Now for th
Live simulation of Discovery’s Hospital at Home demonstrates sophistication of hospital-level care in the home
On 14 July 2022 members of the media and healthcare professionals, convened at Discovery’s Sandton headquarters, together with local and international thought leaders in home healthcare, to witness a live simulation of Discovery’s Hospital at Home programme.
“Participants gained first-hand experience of just how sophisticated the system is and how safely and meticulously hospital-level care can
SA’s most popular days for driving to work are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, according to recently released driving data
Discovery Insure’s new Work From Home Index has revealed an average of three days per week that people are physically travelling between work and home. These are the two most common destinations between which many people travel – often more than once a week – ordinarily every week.
During the past two years, our movement patterns between these two destinations have shifted and Discovery Insure
Discovery Foundation awards R16 million to public sector doctors in 2021
Despite another challenging year, the Discovery Foundation continues to support ground-breaking clinical research and medical training in South Africa, with research grants for 22 public sector doctors and nine institutions in 2021.
Discovery Fund celebrates two decades of strengthening rural healthcare in SA
Johannesburg– Leaders in healthcare met on 05 July 2022 to celebrate 20 years of Discovery’s corporate social investment (CSI) into health systems in rural South Africa. The Discovery Fund records a total of over 350 000 direct and 57 million indirect beneficiaries since the programme’s inception in 1997.
“For Discovery, CSI is not a peripheral function, but rather one which is embedded in the
Discovery Life continues to have a positive impact on clients, with over R11.7 billion claims paid in 2021
A total of R11.79 billion was paid out in claims by Discovery Life in the 2021 calendar year including individual and Group Life clients, as released this morning in the annual claims review. A total of R9.1 billion was paid through over 10,000 Individual Life claims during the year.
Discovery Insure and Advanced EMS launch private firefighting initiative in Johannesburg to handle fire-related emergencies
Sandton, Johannesburg - A fire occurs in Johannesburg every six hours, according to data from the Fire Protection Association of South Africa. With the risk of fires increasing during the winter season, Discovery Insure this morning launched the Discovery Fire Force project in Johannesburg, a unique solution aimed at protecting Discovery Insure clients in the metropolitan area from the devastatin
Discovery Vitality launches HealthyBaby, to give members 10% to 50% back on baby, toddler and children’s products
Discovery Vitality has launched its new HealthyBaby benefit to make baby, toddler and children’s essentials – as well as premium items – more affordable, giving members 10% to 50% back at Dis-Chem Baby City, BabiesRUs and ToysRUs.
New KeyCare Start Regional medical aid option embraces shift towards affordable healthcare, featuring access to cutting-edge healthcare technologies and partnerships
Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) has introduced a first-of-its-kind, regional medical aid option called KeyCare Start Regional, which is the most affordable option in the extensive range of DHMS plan types.
“The new option, developed in partnership with Mediclinic and Intercare, provides benefits for a full suite of day-to-day healthcare and in-hospital treatment through region-specific p
One year on: More than 100 000 potholes repaired and counting
Over 100,000 potholes repaired by The Pothole Patrol in one year. Over 4400 potholes reported in Sandton alone. Roodepoort given the unfortunate crown of area with the most potholes. William Nicol labelled as the most treacherous road in Joburg and to celebrate The Pothole Patrol’s one-year anniversary, as well as to commemorate the UN Global Road Safety Week which
Getting a flu vaccination in 2022 is a very good idea. Here's why.
This flu season, for the third year in a row, we face the risk of getting flu (caused by Influenza viruses) and COVID-19 (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) at the same time.
Flu and COVID-19 are different illnesses. They are however both spread through respiratory droplets, which the body releases when we talk, cough or sneeze. And, some people can get very sick from either virus, or both.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme offers members the first and only Shari’ah Compliant arrangement in the medical scheme space
25 April 2022
From 06 May 2022, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles of Shari’ah. Should a member opt for this option, the effective date in which their medical plan will be administered in accordance with the Shari’ah principals is 01 June 2022
DHMS is introducing the first Shari’ah compl
Paymenow adds PEP, NetcarePlus and Discovery Health to its value-added service offering
Johannesburg, 21 April 2022: Earned wage access company, Paymenow has broadened its value-added service offering to further ease the impact of consumer price inflation on cash-strapped South African workers. Along with providing access to earned wages before payday to allow employees to handle financial emergencies and avoid taking on unnecessary debt, Paymenow now offers direct access to affordab
The Science of Vitality – 25 years of driving positive behaviour change, and as relevant as ever
Discovery Vitality releases The Science of Vitality journal, highlighting the data, science and insights behind the global wellness and behaviour change programme, born in South Africa, now making 20 million people healthier in 37 countries
Johannesburg |24 March 2022
What if there was a way to make people live longer, healthier, happier lives and reward them for taking steps towards their
Prevent the silent onset of chronic kidney disease. Here’s how.
Kidney disease is an irreversible illness that affects 10% of people across the world, and up to 1 in 8 people in South Africa. This World Kidney Day – on 10 March – let’s really appreciate these vital organs and make sure we’re living in a way that promotes our kidney health.
“By the time most people become aware that their kidneys are failing, they will already have lost 50% of their kidney
Insuring against power surges can help cover damaged appliances especially during load shedding - Discovery Insure
When power returns after load shedding, households may experience a surge of current to their plugged-in appliances and this could cause serious damage. The appliances may even be irreparable following a serious spike in current.
Head of Strategy at Discovery Insure, Kgodiso Mokonyane says: “Recent Discovery Insure claims data reveals that clients are between 2.08 and 2.3 times more likely to
The most common severe illness amongst South African women is cancer – Discovery Life claims data
Today Discovery Life revealed that, according to its latest claims data, cancer is the most common severe illness in South Africa for women.
Issued on International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), Discovery Life highlighted key issues surrounding women’s health, and what interventions can be made to ensure improved outcomes.
Second to cancer, the claims data found that nervous system and cardio
MyHealthTeam and Discovery Health partner to launch myCOVIDteam, a secure social network for people who have COVID-19 or Long COVID
SAN FRANCISCO – 01 March, 2022 --MyHealthTeam, creator of the largest and fastest-growing social networks for people facing chronic health conditions, today announced its partnership with South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, Discovery Health, to launch myCOVIDteam, a social network - also known as an online patient community - for people facing acute or long-haul symptoms