Amy Green is a health reporter at the M&G's health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. After graduating from Rhodes with an honours degree in health journalism, she investigated the abuse of the attention deficit disorder drug, Ritalin. The exposé was published on the e-book website Mampoer Shorts. In 2013, she was one of 10 journalists selected for a year-long investigative HIV reporting fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation. She has an obsession with all things hip-hop and keeps fit with a daily Ashtanga yoga routine.
One out of every ten Grade 1 learners in some parts of the province have been born with the consequences of their mothers' drinking during pregnancy.
Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.
There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
Civil society bodies are meeting education officials to formulate an urgent response to the shortage of tools and teachers for the visually impaired.
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.
Groundbreaking technology could revolutionise the future for the blind - but the exorbitant costs make it inaccessible.
A desperate South African breast cancer patient pleaded with the United Nations (UN) on Thursday to help her access a drug that can save her life.
Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.