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Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Laura Lopez Gonzalez is the health news editor at the M&G. Lopez has covered health for more than 10 years, working for Irin, Doctors Without Borders and the Open Society Foundations. She was the print editor of Health-e News Service and has won numerous awards. Lopez has a passion for getting the science right and understanding how health policies affect everyday people. Otherwise you’ll find her reading non-fiction and hot gluing things to, well, other things.
    Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures
    Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures
    The fate of millions of people may lie in just two little pills. New tuberculosis (TB) drugs pioneered in South Africa may be the key to shaving...
    Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates
    Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates
    The key to unleashing waves of human potential lies on our plates and in our food but nutrition remains overlooked, underfunded and misunderstood,...
    #LifeEsidimeni: NGOs 'chose patients like cattle at an auction'
    #LifeEsidimeni: NGOs 'chose patients like cattle at an auction'
    Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu resigned this week after the health ombudsman uncovered that her negligence led to the deaths of 94 state mental...
    [EXCLUSIVE] Police arrest health workers for giving drug users clean water
    [EXCLUSIVE] Police arrest health workers for giving drug users clean water
    Pretoria police arrested health department-sanctioned outreach workers on Tuesday. Their crime? Providing clean water to injecting drug users....
    Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
    Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
    As 2016 winds to a close, we look back at the stories that made headlines, including the viruses reminding us that progress against infectious...
    [From our archives] What does your vagina have in common with an iceberg?
    [From our archives] What does your vagina have in common with an iceberg?
    Vaginas — they’ve inspired monologues, and maybe even cave paintings, but science is only just beginning to unlock the organ’s many...
    Why I signed up for an HIV vaccine trial
    Why I signed up for an HIV vaccine trial
    In the past few weeks, Jane Mahlangu* has fallen into a routine that could make history as she prepared to become one of the first 100 people in...
    What's next for South Africa's experimental HIV vaccine
    What's next for South Africa's experimental HIV vaccine
    The largest and most advanced HIV vaccine trial to be...
    Money, power & blessers are just half the story
    Money, power & blessers are just half the story
    By the time young women in South Africa reach the age of 24, almost one in 10 is living with HIV, according to the latest HIV household report...
    Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?
    Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?
    On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its 
    Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
    Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant
    The road to conception via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be a long and pricey one with some procedures costing tens of thousands of rands. But...
    Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?
    Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?
    In 2016, the US gave about $6.6-billion in international HIV funding making it one of the largest funders of HIV programmes globally, according to...