World Environment Day 2018

World Environment Day has been celebrated on the 5th of June every year since 1974. It is a day to create awareness about the effects that humans are having on the environment. According to the UN,  World Environment Day is their most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

World Multiple Sclerosis Day

World Multiple Sclerosis Day is on the 30th of May. The day is about bringing the global MS community together and creating awareness for everyone affected by the disorder.
What is Multiple Sclerosis? It is one of the most common neurological disorders which causes disability in young adults. There are roughly 2.3 million people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. However, there are thousands around the world who remain undiagnosed and many who are affected indirectly as they are caring for someone with this disorder.

Organ Donors in South Africa

In South Africa, less than one percent of the population are registered organ donors. This is a worrying fact due to there being many South Africans who are waiting to have life-saving organ transplant surgery.

According to Health24, in 2017, less than 0,2% of South Africans registered as organ donors.

World Neurofibromatosis Day

On the 17th of May every year, we celebrate World Neurofibromatosis Day. The aim of this is to raise awareness for the neurogenetic condition. Many people are unaware of the condition, never mind knowing the impact that it has on an individual.

The History of Mother’s Day

Have you ever wondered where Mother’s Day originated from? Nearly every country in the world has their own version of Mother’s Day, but most Western countries celebrate it in May. So, the question we keep asking ourselves is, where did it originate from?

World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day is on the 25th of April every year. The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day is, “Ready to beat Malaria.”. The theme shows the energy and commitment of the malaria community in uniting the common world goal of being malaria free.

World Hemophilia Day 2018

On the 17th of April every year is World Hemophilia  Day. It is a day which is recognised worldwide, in order to increase the awareness around Hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

Medical Aid Rates Versus Doctor’s/Private Rates

Most people assume that if they have a medical aid, they will be covered for all in-hospital expenses. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors and other service providers in private hospitals are not employed by the hospital and their fees are not regulated- effectively they can almost charge as they wish to a certain degree.