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Wellness days save lives and money

Heart disease, strokes and diabetes are the biggest non-infectious killers in the country. Here’s how company wellness days can save lives – and trim the bottom line. With an estimated 56% of women and 29% of men being overweight in South Africa, corporate wellness should be a top priority at all organisations, says the Heart… Continue Reading

Are we winning the HIV-war?

South Africa has made massive strides in combating HIV/AIDS, but there’s a long way to go. Company wellness days and routine HIV-testing can help fight the epidemic. A new survey by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC) found that there has been a significant decline in the HIV incidence rate over the… Continue Reading

Lifeblood – Blood Transfusions Discussed

Lifeblood – Blood Transfusions Discussed

Thinking of having a company blood drive? Here’s what you need to know about blood transfusions and donation. What are blood transfusions used for? Transfusions are done on patients who have lost a lot of blood or whose bodies can’t make adequate blood, including women giving birth, premature babies, accident or trauma patients, and surgical… Continue Reading

Take Action on Women’s Health

Take Action on Women’s Health

28 May is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Here’s how you can create gender-sensitive occupational health policies. Stress, burnout and depression are increasing year on year. A worrying trend for companies, says Dr Niri Naidoo, clinical operations executive at Bankmed medical aid, because “stressed workers are absent from work three times as often… Continue Reading

Keep your company healthy this winter

Keep your company healthy this winter

African Vaccination Week, from 24-30 April, is the perfect time to kick off a company-wide vaccine awareness programme. As the weather cools, the workplace sniffles start. And when one person gets sick, you can be sure more will follow. Flu costs the South African economy R2billion each year, says a report by the Global Hygiene… Continue Reading

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