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Discover Healthier

Azania Mosaka hosts DiscoverHealthier – a podcast that tells stories of inspirational people and shares thoughts of specialist guests. Join the conversations and build your understanding of health conditions, healthcare cover, living a healthier life and innovations that benefit our future wellbeing. Each episode offers something new, useful and entertaining. Keep listening as Azania weaves dialogues filled with expert knowledge and the awe-inspiring work of our country’s healthcare heroes.
Weekly English South Africa Health & Fitness · Education
36 Episodes
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Women making waves in digital healthcare

Azania speaks to two women at Discovery who are challenging the status quo every day. Not only are they at the forefront of building innovative digital healthcare solutions, but they are also role models for future generations of women. Karren Sanderson, Chief Operating Officer, and Ana Endres, Head of Discovery…
27 Aug 2020 48 min

Discovery Foundation invests R261 million into South African public health specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important thriving healthcare systems are. A number of South African public sector doctors at the COVID-19 frontline are recipients of grants from the Discovery Foundation. Azania talks to Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Prof. Salome Maswime, and Nuclear Medicine Physician - Dr Dineo Mpanya, to…
7 Aug 2020 1 hr 05 min

Bringing gender-based violence into the light: Part 3

For survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), fear and shame are overwhelming emotions that may prevent them accessing the help they need and deserve. In an eye-opening conversation Azania chats to attorney Lindsay Henson (Lawyers against Abuse) and Trauma Counsellor Lana Snoyman to explore the rights available to survivors of GBV…
7 Aug 2020 32 min

Bringing gender-based violence into the light: Part 2

South Africa has one of the world’s highest gender-based violence (GBV) rates in the world. Now, #DiscoverYourVoice against GBV by listening to Azania Mosaka’s interview with survivor of GBV, Mara Glennie, who started the TEARS Foundation to provide a support network for survivors of rape and abuse, underpinned by technology…
7 Aug 2020 28 min

Bringing gender-based violence into the light: Part 1

Did you know that South Africa has one of the world’s highest gender-based violence (GBV) rates in the world? President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that, in 2020, our country is in the grip of two pandemics – COVID-19 and violence against and killing of women and children. #DiscoverYourVoice against GBV…
7 Aug 2020 21 min

Hlokomela Healthcare project: Changing the face of CSI for maximum impact

In her role as Head of Corporate Sustainability at Discovery, Ruth Lewin has made it her mission to apply Discovery’s expertise, intellectual capital and corporate network in such a way that her team has redefined corporate social investment as we know it. Ruth and Azania delve into examples of several…
4 May 2020 16 min

Hlokomela Healthcare project: investigating 14 years of life-saving work

In Sepedi, “Hlokomela” means “to care”. And, that is exactly what the Hlokomela healthcare project does for low-income employees on farms, in nature conservation and tourism in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Azania chats to Hlokomela’s founder, Christine du Preez, to find out just how this award-winning HIV and AIDS educational and…
4 May 2020 48 min

Umthombo Youth Development Foundation: Becoming doctors against all odds

Dentist, Dr Sabelo Mngomezulu, grew up herding cattle, expecting to drop out of school and work on the mines. Today he has pristine dental rooms at Mosvold Hospital and his patients access a standard of dental care they never imagined possible in a rural area. Azania’s interview this UYDF graduate…
4 May 2020 43 min

Raising healthy children

Raising healthy children is one of the toughest challenges facing today’s parents. That’s why this podcast is a must-listen for parents and caregivers of children and young teens. Azania speaks to three experts - paediatrician, Dr Hanneke Heyns; Principal clinical specialist and Head of Research at Vitality South Africa, Dr…
4 May 2020 1 hr 25 min

Healthy moms and babies: Psychologist, Katharine Frost on The First 1000 days

Are you planning or expecting a baby? How well do you understand the concept of “The First 1000 days”? This is a window of phenomenal opportunity to determine a child’s mental, physical and emotional potential for the rest of its life. Azania talks to psychologist Katharine Frost to explain it…
4 May 2020 29 min

Healthy employees and healthy businesses

To really determine the health of a business, we must take a holistic view – one that includes the health of its employees. Their health determines their productivity and a company’s growth and potential. Every year South Africa loses billions of rands to absenteeism and a huge proportion of that…
29 Apr 2020 1 hr 09 min

Understand mental illness: Gugu Masondo and Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile

Azania interviews two brave young women – Gugu Masondo and Dr Nokukhanya Khanyile – about their personal journeys through mental illness. Each has a unique journey, one that led them to connect and start public conversations aimed at demystifying mental illness and addressing the stigmas faced by those who suffer…
29 Apr 2020 1 hr 04 min
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