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What is growth monitoring and why is it important?

Growth monitoring is the regular measurement of your child’s size to monitor his growth. Registered dietician and head of Discovery Vitality’s nutrition strategy Candice Smith explains why this should be done at every doctor’s appointment.

Your baby grows bigger and develops new capabilities every day, which is why it’s important for your healthcare provider to monitor his growth and development at each clinic or doctor’s visit to ensure that your baby is healthy and that everything is on track.

Tetanus Symptoms, Cause and Vaccination

Overview

Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects your nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles. Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and can threaten your life. Tetanus is commonly known as “lockjaw.”

Thanks to the tetanus vaccine, cases of tetanus are rare in the United States and other parts of the developed world.

Regular Checkups Are Critical for Managing High Blood Pressure

Regular visits to your doctor are an important part of keeping your blood pressure under control. But how often is enough?

If you have stage 1 hypertension and are otherwise healthy, plan to see your physician once every month until you reach your blood pressure goal. However, if you have other health problems or stage 2 hypertension,

The benefits of a group life insurance policy for your company

An employer’s biggest asset is their people. Their ideas may fill their bank accounts but if it weren’t for the people executing their ideas, the magic wouldn’t happen. So, considering that, what better way to show your workforce how much you value them by purchasing a group scheme to support their well-being.

One of the most practical insurance policies available for large groups and their dependents is group insurance cover.

Gynaecologists: When to visit and what to expect

A gynae visit can be a daunting experience, especially for those going for the very first time.

When should you go for your first gynae visit?

  • Once a woman/girl becomes sexually active she should see a gynae. The gynaecologist will advise her on contraception and protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).

What Is Life Insurance?

New to buying life insurance? Learn how it works and what you need to understand to choose your coverage.

A life insurance policy is a contract with an insurance company. In exchange for premium payments, the insurance company provides a lump-sum payment, known as a death benefit, to beneficiaries upon the insured’s death.

HEALTHCARE IN ZAMBIA

The general state of healthcare in Zambia is poor. Although there are adequate public and private health facilities, the public system remains heavily underfunded. This is why SES Zambia is so focused on providing the best possible care to every person they see. We warmly welcome you to our family – where our motto: “Giving healthcare a human touch” is evident in everything we do.

Infographic: TB Awareness Month 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) causes thousands of deaths in South Africa and the death toll also rises worldwide every year and despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4 500 lives a day

TB Awareness Month is each year from 1 to 31 March.

Family Planning Reduces African Poverty

The elite in developing countries have been blamed by the State of the World Population report for taking the ability to decide on how many children one should have for granted. Currently representing one-sixth of the worlds population residing in Africa. The population is on the rise at over 1.2 billion people, a figure which cannot be sustained be the continents economic growth.

Zambia Independence Day: October 24

Zambia Celebrates Independence Day as a National Holiday. Every year on October 24, Zambia celebrates its Independence Day in commemoration of the day it attained its freedom from British rule in 1964.