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Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, releases at-scale, real-world analysis of Omicron outbreak based on 211 000 COVID-19 test results in South Africa, including collaboration with the South Africa
Johannesburg, 14 December 2021
Vaccine effectiveness: o The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination provides 70% protection against severe complications of COVID-19 requiring hospitalisation, and 33% protection against COVID-19 infection, during the current Omicron wave. Reinfection risk: For individuals who have had COVID-19 previously, the risk of reinfection with Omicron is
Discovery Invest Announces 2022 Retirement Summit, featured speakers
Johannesburg, 01 December 2021 — Discovery Invest today announced its inaugural retirement conference, the Discovery Invest Retirement Summit, which is a live hybrid event scheduled to take place on the 25th of January 2022. The Summit will bring together an exclusive gathering of internationally renowned speakers to explore the trends, opportunities and challenges that are shaping today’s retirem
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
The 2021 Vitality Running World Cup Champion Announced
South Africa has today been crowned Champion of the 2021 Vitality Running World Cup. Qualifying for the Finals in 2nd position, South Africa leapt up the leaderboard to take the win with 134,000 runners participating in the tournament.
In second place, was Namibia with 3,408 runners. Just behind with Mongolia was 4,424 runners and in fourth place, England with 61,000.
Now in its third year,
Discovery Bank and Vitality announce new offerings to deliver integrated value for clients
Johannesburg, 30 September 2021 – Discovery Bank today announced new digital and fintech innovations for a comprehensive digital financial services experience at its annual product-update event with financial advisers.
“With the latest features, our clients have access to a full range of financial capabilities in one place – our digital banking platform. This platform is not only transforming b
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 Bank Priority Fast Track launches at Cape Town International Airport
Johannesburg, 1 September 2021 – Discovery Bank today announced that Black and Purple cardholders can enjoy faster security clearance with the Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track at the Cape Town International Airport domestic departure hall, making travel more rewarding than ever.
This follows the launch of Priority Fast Track at OR Tambo International Airport in July 2020, successfully brough
Discovery Bank clients to harness their rewards in support of KZN relief efforts
Johannesburg, 23 July 2021 - Discovery Bank today announced it will enable all its clients to donate cash or accumulated Discovery Miles, which they earn with Vitality Money as a reward for healthy lifestyle and financial choices, to the relief efforts underway in KwaZulu-Natal. All donations in cash and Discovery Miles from now until 31 August can be made directly from the Discovery Bank app to G
Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better
Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour.
Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025
Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.
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.
South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods
Manufacturers have made progress in efforts to improve the health of South Africans with salt levels in two-thirds of foods covered by legislation now at equal to or even below the permitted requirements.
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
Why we welcome a sugar tax
Discovery Vitality encouraged by the revised sugar tax design announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Speech.
SA sweeps podium in men's elite Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town
The first day of the Discovery Get Active weekend drew to a close on Saturday 11 February with the triumphant ring of the South African anthem. The men’s elite sprint race was dominated by green and gold with Richard Murray in first place despite a 10-second transition penalty. He was followed closely by Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald in third.
Vitality food and lifestyle guidelines simplify the way to healthy nutrition
A key part of being healthy, is the food and drinks you have daily. Vitality’s nutrition specialists stay up to date and engage with local and international stakeholders on the latest in food and nutrition science, and combines best practice into guidelines Vitality encourages people to follow for good health.
“Healthy eating need not be boring. For us it’s about showing that healthy nutritio
Discovery Vitality announced as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016
15 July 2016 – Discovery Vitality, South Africa’s leading scientific wellness programme, has been confirmed as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016. Through the sponsorship, Vitality hopes to inspire ordinary South Africans to lead healthier lives.
Shrey Viranna, Discovery Vitality Chief Executive, said; “The Olympic Games is the ultimate platform for ach
Lessons from around the globe: best practices in financial advisory
JOHANNESBURG, May 19, 2015
The second annual Discovery Financial Planning Summit held on Tuesday in Sandton, which brought over 1,000 financial advisers together, was aimed at providing insight into global best practices to help ensure the delivery of quality advice in a changing regulatory environment. Joining other local and international thought leaders in the financial services industr