Affinity Health on National Child Protection Week
They say it takes a village to raise a child. As leading medical insurance providers in SA, Affinity Health calls on all South Africans to keep our children loved, healthy, and safe.
Are You Aware of the Dangers a Child Faces in South Africa?
In light of National Child Protection Week from 31 May until 7 June 2021, children’s dreams, goals, and aspirations take centre stage.
Police statistics indicate high levels of violent crimes against children in our country. We all know the dangers the youth faces daily: sexual abuse, physical abuse, corporal punishment (including spanking), emotional abuse, and neglect. These remain a critical challenge facing our society today, despite tremendous efforts to curb this scourge.
Violence is widespread in South African society to the extent that the country has been described as having one of the highest incidents of violence-related injury in the world. South Africa also ranks exceptionally high internationally for reported incidents of sexual violence.
Affinity Health views Child Protection Week as a pivotal opportunity to shine a spotlight on children’s right to healthcare. Affinity Health also highlights the efforts made to protect the future of every family and inspire more action beyond Child Protection Week.
“Children face so many challenges,” says Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health.
“COVID-19 has inflicted unprecedented pressure on families and communities across South Africa that has made our children even more vulnerable,”
To this effect, Affinity Health pledges its commitment to ensuring that children have affordable medical cover and swift emergency medical response. They have achieved this by partnering with iER (Integrated Emergency Response). iER is one of South Africa’s most comprehensive 24/7 emergency response call centres.
With iER, parents and children are connected to networks of medical, non-medical and security response units nationwide.
You can use the iER mobile app, a FREE emergency response app available for download and use on an Android, iOS, or HarmonyOS smartphone, to send emergency alerts using your GPS location to pinpoint exactly where you are.
Have You Taken Out Affinity Junior for Your Child Yet?
In addition to iER, Affinity Health offers all its younger members exciting health benefits in the form of Affinity Junior. Affinity Health introduced Affinity Junior as a specially designed insurance package to match the healthcare needs of children up to the age of 18.
There is Day-to-Day cover for doctor’s visits to help you cover the everyday costs of staying healthy.
Then, the Hospital Plan is there to offer you and your children access to a wide range of in-hospital features and benefits in the event of an emergency or other hospitalisation.
“As parents, we don’t need to be reminded about the importance of getting our child the very best medical care in the event of an illness, injury, or accident.
Affinity Junior is designed to meet these challenges by ensuring that your child’s health needs are always fulfilled, at every stage of their lives,” concludes Hewlett.
About Affinity Health
Affinity Health aims to provide premier quality, affordable medical insurance to South Africans. We strive to give our clients peace of mind and the highest standard of service when they are faced with injury or illness. We work to deliver innovative solutions that are simple, cost-effective, and proven, so our cover is structured to ensure that you get exactly what you need. For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.