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Discovery Health Medical Scheme notes an increase in young people diagnosed with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension)

Discovery Health Medical Scheme notes an increase in young people diagnosed with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension)

“This World Hypertension Day and May Measure Month, Discovery Health encourages everyone to make regular blood pressure checks a priority,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani, Chief Clinical officer at Discovery Health. “Blood pressure checks are a very quick and easy way to know one’s risk of chronic high blood pressure - also called hypertension.”
‘May Measure Month’ is a global blood pressur

Madison Life Insurance Zambia Limited (MLife), in partnership with Vitality Health International, excites Zambia with the launch of new health insurance offerings, and innovative benefits

Madison Life Insurance Zambia Limited (MLife), in partnership with Vitality Health International, excites Zambia with the launch of new health insurance offerings, and innovative benefits

The MLife and Vitality Health International partnership highlights joint commitment to enhancing the quality of lives in Zambia.
Lusaka, Zambia 10 April 2024: MLife, a highly trusted brand that pioneered the introduction of Health Insurance in Zambia, and Vitality Health International, an innovative healthcare insurer, today announced their partnership and launch of their ground-breaking insura

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

The WELLTH Fund has already paid out over R600 million to Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members since it launched in January 2023. The once-off benefit will be available until 31 December 2024. The top five services DHMS members used their WELLTH Fund benefit for in 2023 were to fund visits to dentists, GPs, physiotherapists, optometrists and to obstetricians and gynaecologists. In 2

Breast Health Foundation and Discovery Fund brings essential women’s healthcare services to members of the community in Mpumalanga

Breast Health Foundation and Discovery Fund brings essential women’s healthcare services to members of the community in Mpumalanga

03 April 2024, Johannesburg – The Breast Health Foundation (BHF), supported by the Discovery Fund, successfully renovated and inaugurated the Pfukani Women’s Clinic at Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, with the ambition to bring critical healthcare services closer to members of the community.
In April 2002, the Breast Health Foundation was established as a Not-for-Profit Organisatio

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum

Leading health insurer’s ambition to help create a healthier Africa continues to gain momentum
Vitality Health International, the innovative health insurer that provides leading healthcare solutions to employers in Africa, has announced additional benefits, improved access to accredited healthcare provider networks, and a new health insurance plan to further broaden access of comprehensive heal

Discovery Health Medical Scheme data shows over R3.2 billion paid for cancer treatment in 2023

Discovery Health Medical Scheme data shows over R3.2 billion paid for cancer treatment in 2023

Regular cancer screening is lifesaving - the earlier you catch cancer, the better your outcomes
With World Cancer Day commemorated every year on 4 February, latest claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) shows an improvement in cancer screening rates following the dip noted during the pandemic period from 2020 to 2022. For the most part they have returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

In April 2023, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) provided cover to 90 centenarian members (people aged 100 years or older), including two semi-supercentenarians aged 105. These members represent 0.0032% of DHMS lives (32 centenarians per million Scheme members). Ironically, DHMS centenarians are healthier than the average elderly member, with a chronic condition prevalence that is similar

New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations

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

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

Issued on behalf of Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS)
Here’s a potentially life-saving equation: Regular health checks plus innovative predictive analysis equal a good chance of identifying (and subsequently, treating) serious diseases early on. This approach ensures investment into one’s lifespan and health span. How is this being applied to tackling common noncommunicable diseases like d

Clicks, Discovery Health and Auto & General Insurance announce Flexicare for consumers – new affordable private healthcare cover

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

The most common severe illness amongst South African women is cancer – Discovery Life claims data

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

Behind the scenes in the drive to vaccinate the nation: collaboratively working to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives

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

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