Progress with the processing of the NHI Bill
Current status of the Bill The National Assembly passed the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on Tuesday, 13 June. Now that the Bill has been passed, we understand that there may be uncertainty regarding the future of the private healthcare sector in South Africa and wanted to share our position in this regard. There […]Read more
Public Private Partnerships, an untapped mechanism for delivering more health to more South Africans for less
Dr Ali Hamdulay, CEO at Metropolitan Health Corporate Momentum Metropolitan’s health business is passionate about contributing towards the upliftment of healthcare services across South Africa. The burden on the public healthcare system has become increasingly heavy, with limited resources to meet the demands of the country’s citizens. By collaborating with the public sector, private […]Read more
Three steps to self-love: how learning to love yourself is the secret to success in 2023
Three steps to self-love: how learning to love yourself is the secret to success in 2023 Margot Brews, Head Health Risk Management Strategy at Momentum Health Solutions As Buddha once said, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”. He has been credited with wide-ranging advice about self-love […]Read more
Mental health matters: why we need to keep talking about it
Damian McHugh, Executive Head: Marketing Momentum Health Solutions Approximately 1 in 5 adults in South Africa now suffer from a mental illness such as anxiety or depression. The last few years have taken their toll, and no one has been spared. Though there is a growing awareness and conversation around mental health issues, there is […]Read more
Digital tools drive wider healthcare access in South Africa
Digital tools drive wider healthcare access in South Africa Damian McHugh, Executive Head: Momentum Health Solutions In a digital world where we order everything from food to groceries and fashion through an app, healthcare services have equally progressed to the point where our members can now consult a qualified doctor from the comfort of their […]Read more
Sustainably transforming the healthcare space in South Africa
Sustainably transforming the healthcare space in South Africa Damian McHugh, Executive Head: Marketing and Distribution Momentum Health Solutions The current and ongoing energy crisis in the country has once again demonstrated the resilience that South Africans have, we are solutions driven – businesses and individuals alike ‘make a plan’ to ensure that we can […]Read more
Momentum Health Solutions offers certainty to its clients in an ever-changing healthcare industry
Momentum Health Solutions offers certainty to its clients in an ever-changing healthcare industry Momentum Health Solutions has announced its healthcare solutions, benefit enhancements and product updates for 2023, with particular focus placed on how it will continue to support consumers amidst increasing costs of living and a healthcare landscape that is undergoing considerable reform. […]Read more
Health and medical scheme reform is critical to enabling South Africa’s growth.
Health and medical scheme reform is critical to enabling South Africa’s growth Damian McHugh, Executive, Momentum Health Solutions South Africa’s healthcare system, and its medical schemes, have been in the eye of a storm in the last few years. A global pandemic, combined with industry and socio-economic challenges, has meant that both the national health […]Read more
South African women must once again prioritise health in post pandemic world.
South African women must once again prioritise health in post pandemic world Margot Brews, Head of Health Risk Management Strategy at Momentum Health Solutions The pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on each and every one of us – it has been exhausting, stressful and traumatic. Most people went into fight, flight or freeze mode: either […]Read more
Predicting South Africa’s healthcare of tomorrow against the backdrop of the NHI.
Predicting South Africa’s healthcare of tomorrow against the backdrop of the NHI, by Damian McHugh The private healthcare sector in South Africa has, for many years, been scrutinised due to high operating costs, as well as the glaring levels of disparity between the public and private sectors. We as Momentum Health Solutions have made it […]Read more
Momentum Metropolitan Health proudly supports the Delft Community in partnership with Western Cape Health Department
Momentum Metropolitan Health is proud to announce the relaunch of the Hello Doctor Tele-Triage service at the Delft Community Health Centre in the Western Cape. As a people first organisation, Momentum Metropolitan Health’s purpose is to offer more health to more South Africans for less. “Our ongoing alliance with government departments across South Africa […]Read more
Deferment of medical aid contributions could have detrimental impact on long-term financial wellness.
Deferment of medical aid contributions could have detrimental impact on long-term financial wellness, writes Damian McHugh The turbulent economic conditions the world currently finds itself in have seen the economic growth of many countries decline. In developing countries such as ours, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, stagnant economic growth, and most recently, the […]Read more
Making an informed choice when choosing your medical aid remains critical during a new world order.
Making an informed choice when choosing your medical aid remains critical during a new world order, writes Damian McHugh The devastating impact of COVID-19 across the globe, as medical personnel and facilities battled to provide the best care under the most difficult conditions, has underscored that medical aid membership is not an optional “nice […]Read more
The future of healthcare: Uptake of low-cost health insurance calls for medical schemes to do more to provide affordable healthcare cover.
The future of healthcare: Uptake of low-cost health insurance calls for medical schemes to do more to provide affordable healthcare cover, argues Damian McHugh, Executive at Momentum Health Solutions A steady increase in the uptake of affordable health insurance is an indication that there is a critical need for cost-effective and adaptable healthcare solutions. […]Read more
Momentum Health Solutions announces new partnership aimed at improving healthcare for all South Africans
On 29 September 2021, Momentum Health Solutions announced that it will be partnering with major labour unions and notable black business leaders to improve healthcare for South Africans. The objective of this partnership is to bring together a leading group of stakeholders who have the same positive intent and required skills to uniquely solve for […]Read more
Update on COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategy
Update on COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategy We have been working hard with government and other role-players in driving a successful vaccine rollout strategy. We would like to share how we are going to vaccinate our members against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible. Given that COVID-19 is a global pandemic, all governments are required […]Read more
Momentum Health Solutions unpacks their COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan.
Press Release 15 February 2021 Momentum Health Solutions unpacks their COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan Momentum Health Solutions announced its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out strategy and how it intends to support both its members, as well as the uncovered population, in being vaccinated. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, a third wave is imminent, should […]Read more
Momentum Health Solutions confirms COVID-19 vaccination funding for members and clients
Press Release 29 January 2021 Momentum Health Solutions believes that medical schemes and health insurers have an important role to play in ensuring that all members of society have equal opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly the most at-risk members of the South African population. As such, members of all Momentum Health Solutions […]Read more