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.
The intellectual property policy, which will allow access to cheaper drugs, has yet to be finalised while patients are dying, say health activists.
Activists says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan misrepresented the true state of the country's health in his budget speech.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.
Badly needed and eager to work here, their efforts are being thwarted by a bureaucratic quagmire.
For added excitement and endurance on Valentine's Day, maybe skip the sex drugs.
There are many off the shelf products, but little is known about them – and their effects.
Miners with silicosis and TB are entitled to a small payout, but don't claim because they are kept in the dark about their rights.
Government facilities are trumping their larnier colleagues in providing HIV services.
New research has shown that the 'practice of mindfulness meditation' can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Organ donations are rare in SA: donors and the specialists needed to do transplants are few. But awareness increases as more lives are being saved.