Ahead of World No-Tobacco Day, Discovery Vitality offers members a new way to quit smoking with Quit Genius
Discovery Vitality has partnered with leading global smoking cessation partner, Quit Genius, to offer members treatment without having to pay a membership fee, including one-on-one coaching support, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and biological therapy.
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
“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
Study: Regular exercise can prevent death from COVID-19 by up to 42%
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published a first-of-its-kind study on the impact of objectively-measured exercise on severe COVID-19 outcomes, produced by Discovery Vitality in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand Sport and Health Research Group (WiSH) and researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Fitness devices helped people stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic – and will change the way we work out in future
Access the full paper on https://journals.co.za/doi/10.18772/26180197.2021.v3n3a8
Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker named as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador
JOHANNESBURG, 20 October 2021 – Discovery is proud to announce Tatjana Schoenmaker (24) as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador. The South African swimming sensation has recently returned home from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after winning a gold medal and setting the world record in the 200 m breaststroke, as well as bringing home silver in the 100 m breaststroke.
“We are delighted and honoured t
Discovery Health Medical Scheme announces a second year of deferred contribution increases
30 September 2021 - Today Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) announced that it would again the delay the implementation of its annual contribution increases. After delaying the annual contribution increases for 2021 by 6 months to 1 July 2021, the Scheme announced that the annual contribution increases of 7.9% for 2022 would only be implemented from 1 May 2022. This makes Discovery Health Me
Discovery Vitality members will earn 2500 Vitality points for COVID-19 vaccination
09 September 2021 – Discovery Vitality announced today that all Vitality members aged 18 or older will be awarded 2 500 Vitality points for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021.
These points will be awarded retrospectively in October for those who have already been vaccinated. Discovery Vitality CEO Dinesh Govender says: “If members have already been vaccinated, there is nothing more
Vitality partners with Captains Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk in 2021 Running World Cup to get SA moving once more
Vitality and the Running World Cup today announce the return of our global mass participation running challenge for 2021 Participation is free by registering at www.runningworldcup.com or downloading the Vitality Running World Cup app. Aligned to Vitality’s global ambition to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025, and informed by research that physical activity builds resilience again
Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan
Bringing the number of countries in which the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model is available to 18.
Why a focus on health is vital this Women’s Month – what to know and do in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond
In a bid to promote health education this Women’s Month, clinicians at Discovery Vitality have prepared guidelines to help women maintain good health at different life stages.
Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series
Discovery Vitality is proud to announce the launch of a brand new venture in partnership with four of Johannesburg’s most established running clubs – the Discovery Vitality Run Series. Designed to help people improve their health through physical activity, the Discovery Vitality Run Series connects four iconic running events in the city of Johannesburg.
Manulife launches Vitality in Canada
Applying Discovery’s Shared-Value Insurance model to encourage healthier living
Discovery Health honours local community leader
After arriving in Motherwell two years ago, from a small Limpopo village of Tshakhuma, Ndivhudzannyi “Chief” Maanda, a 23 year-old Discovery Health employee, soon realised that many children were left to their own devices in the evenings. Some parents do not take care for their children and often leave them without foods for days at a time.
Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan
Discovery Limited announces a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (Sumitomo Life) and SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank) that will see shared value insurance introduced to the Japanese life insurance market through the joint development and introduction of insurance products incorporated with Vitality, Discovery’s globally recognised wellness programme.
Innovative customer service solution for South African medical scheme members
Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator, today announced a partnership with Pypestream, a leading global messaging platform that was specifically developed for customer communication. In a South African-first for medical scheme clients, Discovery Health will use this technology on its Discovery app to securely message with members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme.
Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio
Discovery Vitality, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy are on a mission to get people back into the kitchen. The newly launched HealthyFood Studio is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art culinary studio based in Sandton, where classes deal various aspects of nutritious cooking. These are taught and demonstrated by a Prue Leith professional, using fresh ingredients from Woolworths.
Enter South Africa’s first inner city Duathlon with Discovery
On 24 and 25 October, the streets of Sandton will be filled with runners and cyclists competing in South Africa’s first urban Duathlon, sanctioned by Triathlon South Africa (TSA) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The event, the first of its kind in South Africa, is also one of the qualifying races for the South African Duathlon Championships.
Discovery releases The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission report on Planetary Health
The Planetary Health report, released by Discovery in Johannesburg and simultaneously in Manila, New York and London on 16 July, provides the first comprehensive evidence showing how unprecedented environmental degradation is jeopardising the health of future generations.
Vitality encourages kids to ‘Grow Up Fit’
Discovery Vitality is introducing a fun, new way to teach your kids – and yourself – about how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyles. Using an easy-to-use social media platform called Vine, Discovery Vitality is running the Grow Up Fit SA campaign: every day in June we will release a six-second video and snippet to show you how just how simple and enjoyable it is to ‘Grow Up Fit’!