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Best health news reporting - Tamar Kahn from Business Day for ‘Plans for public hospitals raising eyebrows’

Press Release   •   May 28, 2014 17:36 GMT

For a health story to make the front page lead of a serious business newspaper is no small achievement. If the main source of the story is a former official who is not known for his accessibility to the media, it is further testimony to the journalist’s credibility, built up over a consistent career. It is Tamar Kahn’s positioning and the faith that sources have in her that ensured that the news story on budget cuts to the Western Cape’s training hospitals amid the centralisation of hospitals was broken. She pursued the news tenaciously until it seems the exposure changed the prospects for a province’s health care provision and the leaked plans were reversed.

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The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over seven million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Singapore. Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 5.5 million lives in five markets.

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