Updated 18 August 2015

Health24 launches the Health of the Nation Survey

Ever wondered how healthy South Africans are? Health24's finding out. And, if you take the survey, you could win R5000!


How healthy is South Africa? To find out, Health24 has launched the very first Health of the Nation Survey, sponsored by FedHealth.

The survey will reveal a holistic view of the health of the country by gathering a broad spectrum of data from physical health to financial health

It aims to probe a wide variety of topics in order to paint a universal picture of the nation. The survey will take respondents around 10 minutes to complete, and on completion they will have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes including R5 000 in cash or one of three R1 000 shopping vouchers.

“We’re excited to be launching our first ever Health of the Nation Survey.  We feel it will become a vital tool to get a better understanding of the overall health of South Africans. For example, how much do South Africans understand about exercise and diet when it comes to their health? Or how prevalent is the diabetic epidemic in South Africa?  Are South Africans by-in-large still smokers?,” says Editor of Health24, Laura van Niekerk. “These results will provide us with valuable insights in order to assist us in identifying potential risks and gaps in the health awareness of the average South African”.

The Health of the Nation Survey will run until the 21st of September 2015 to gather as many responses as possible in an effort to gain accurate, meaningful and valuable results. “We want to know what we, as members of the health media sector, and the government, should be focussing on,” concludes van Niekerk.

To complete the survey, and to stand a chance to win one of the prizes up for grabs, complete the survey.

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