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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

Improving Employee Wellness Will Improve Productivity

Improving Employee Wellness Will Improve Productivity

Why Employee Wellness Programmes Pay For Themselves Employee Wellness is often overlooked when it comes to improving company performance. Smart companies know that protecting and enhancing their human capital is highly beneficial and that employee wellness programmes are well worth investing in.   What is an Employee Wellness Programme? In simple terms, an employee wellness… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Mobile Clinics for Occupational Health Medicals

The Benefits of Mobile Clinics for Occupational Health Medicals

Mobile Healthcare Clinics add convenience without sacrificing quality Mobile Clinics have made Occupational Healthcare more accessible and convenient than ever before. While regular occupational medicals for employees are a legal requirement for many industries it does not change the fact that scheduling occupational medicals can be a difficult and disruptive process for many companies. Mobile… 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

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