Subjects: Social issues
Vitality partners with Gift of the Givers to support those affected by fire in CT
Through MoveToGive donation campaigns, Vitality members can now donate their Discovery Miles earned from Vitality Active Rewards to Gift of the Givers, toward their relief efforts in aid of those affected by the fires in Cape Town.
Mpumalanga students receive the gift of connectivity
When principal Zanele Tjiana discovered that the computers at her school were stolen, she thought there was no way learners could complete their lessons for 2020 – until she contacted Discovery’s Dr Lerato Khatle who found a donor in 24 hours.
Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better
Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.
Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association
Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.
Discovery Vitality empowers members to make a difference during Covid pandemic through #VitalityMoveToGive philanthropic initiative
In a bid to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against Covid-19, Discovery Vitality today announces a partnership with Shout4Masks. This initiative is the newest collaboration between Vitality and several other charitable organisations at the forefront of addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children
Global, free-to-enter running competition open to all South Africans launches in Johannesburg, led by Wayde van Niekerk, and around the world in 180 countries. In partnership with UNICEF, Vitality aims to vaccinate one million children against deadly diseases, by donating vaccines on behalf of participants who complete their weekly runs.
Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world
• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity
Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme
Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.
Vitality members donate rewards to build a Dream Room for kids with cancer
Discovery Vitality and the Reach For A Dream Foundation have joined forces to create another Dream Room for children in hospitals – with the third room opening at Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Oncology Ward in Soweto, Johannesburg today.
A Conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018
7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.
Introducing Vitality Move
It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.
Poppy Ntshongwana, Discovery Insure and local celebs raise road safety awareness
How well do our celebs drive? Discovery Insure and #RidingPopGun creator Poppy Ntshongwana are teaming up with well-loved, local celebs to ride “Pop Gun” and answer this question by putting their driving skills to the test. SA roads will soon carry holiday makers to their December holiday destination and as the most dangerous time of year to be on our roads, safety is top of mind.
One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?
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.
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador
Discovery Vitality teams up with Wayde van Niekerk to help people to get active and lead healthier lives
Discovery Foundation partners with Standard Bank and University of Pretoria in initiative to support medical students
The Discovery Foundation and the University of Pretoria today announced the implementation of a Medical Student Loan Guarantee Fund that will be managed by Standard Bank.
Discovery joins Gift of the Givers to help the people of Alex
Discovery Fund has given an emergency donation of R250 000 to Gift of the Givers to assist them with the disaster relief work that is being done in Alex.
Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear
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.
Learner Safety Pilot Project Leads to Safer Driving Habits
Cape Town – Discovery and Childsafe SA today revealed findings of a road safety pilot study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC) at a roundtable discussion in the Western Cape. The Safe Travel to School programme pilot targeted 75 learner transporters with the aim of improving knowledge and awareness of their driving behaviour to ensure safer commuting to school...
Transport Minister meets Discovery Insure leadership to discuss road safety
Minister of Transport Ms. Dipuo Peters has welcomed private sector and civil society initiatives aimed at harnessing road safety programmes and interventions in South Africa. Minister Peters today met with the founder and Executive Director of Discovery Insure Mr. Themba Baloyi and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Anton Ossip...
Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?
South Africa’s best drivers are to be found in the Western Cape, with Gauteng ranked second overall, according to data from Discovery Insure’s road safety smartphone application. During June, the first month of the campaign 16.8 million kilometres of driving data was collected and analysed by Discovery Insure...