Savvi Sistas: This is how we help you thrive
While we celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August, we should honour, empower and love the beautiful and strong women of South Africa on the daily.
FUN HISTORY LESSON BREAK!
Women’s month is to empower and support women today, and also take a step back and be thankful for those who have sacrificed in the past.
Women’s Month is a tribute to the 20 000+ women who, on 9 August 1956, marched in protest to the Union Buildings in Pretoria against the extension of Apartheid pass laws for black women.
HISTORY BREAK OVER
Being a powerful female means being strong, confident and independent; standing up against oppression; educating yourself; making choices about your own body; and taking steps to ensure your own financial and personal well-being.
Here’s how GetSavvi Health can help all women thrive:
Part of that struggle for equality extends beyond the political realm, through to the health and wellness of all women. As more than 40% of South African households are female-headed, the spotlight on women’s health could not be more important.
As women-led households continue to rise, the importance of family planning and pregnancy rises too. Pregnancy is a wonderful gift, but can also be a massive burden, both physically and financially. Ensuring you’re medically insured can remove that burden, allowing for both the mother and child to be healthy, while the family is financially secure.
Maternity benefits are standard across all GetSavvi Health plans, and caters for both normal and caesarean deliveries. It also includes gynaecologist visits and ultrasound scans.
The sacrifices the women in our lives make for the sake of others often go unnoticed, and can come at the expense of their own health and well-being. Women are also at high risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, as well as certain forms of cancer.
If you’re at all concerned, take the time to visit your GP and ask for the right health screening:
Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, especially if you’ve been the victim of violence or crime. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela once said: “To those who oppose us, we say, ‘Strike the woman, and you strike the rock.’” Women are the rock of every household and are too often the scapegoat when things get difficult.
Every GetSavvi Health member has access to an Unlimited HIV, Trauma and Assault Counselling benefit where members can contact the 24-hour Care Centre hotline, 0861 18 92 02, for support.
If you’ve been a victim of a violent crime, experienced any type of trauma or need help dealing with a recent HIV test, you can call any time for proactive and highly-trained assistance.
If you want to sign up to GetSavvi Health, simply click the link or call 0861 18 92 02 for a free, no-obligations quote today.
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