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.
Healthy lungs don’t mean you’re off the hook: tuberculosis can take root anywhere in the body.
But ridding the planet of curable and preventable tuberculosis will tax the world’s existing resources.
A TB patient finally gets a disability grant and a woman has free access to the world's most expensive drug.
A report notes that TB rates sky-rocketed in the 1990s fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and warns of a similar situation with diabetes-related TB.
A change in mind-set is required because feeding schemes alone cannot put an end to malnutrition.
Patients in the Eastern Cape's rural areas could wait up to 29 hours for an ambulance, according to an SAHRC report released on Thursday.
South Africa has disability grants but a doctor deemed his tuberculosis patient was not poor enough.
Rare diseases lead to development of new drugs that, like other rare commodities command high prices.
According to a Unicef report, South Africa has reduced its child mortality rate from 60 deaths per every 1 000 live births in 1990 to 41 in 2015.
Migraine hits one in 10 people, resulting not only in pain but costs the world economy billions.