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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.
    Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
    Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
    I sell ox livers and hearts at home in Dobsonville. 
    Motsoaledi to provinces: 'Fund junior doctor internships, or I might sue you.'
    Motsoaledi to provinces: 'Fund junior doctor internships, or I might sue you.'
    Three provinces - Gauteng, the Western Cape and 
    #LifeEsidimeni: This official may have just thrown Mahlangu under the bus
    #LifeEsidimeni: This official may have just thrown Mahlangu under the bus
    Pending litigation may enable a top Gauteng health department official to delay his testimony before the ongoing Life Esidimeni arbitration for...
    [EXCLUSIVE] Qedani Mahlangu is not a registered student at alleged London school
    [EXCLUSIVE] Qedani Mahlangu is not a registered student at alleged London school
    Embattled former Gauteng Health MEC is not a registered student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as previously alleged...
    #LifeEsidimeni: Mahlangu’s alleged school confirms no exams scheduled
    #LifeEsidimeni: Mahlangu’s alleged school confirms no exams scheduled
    The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) management has confirmed that...
    London school refuses to confirm former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is a student
    London school refuses to confirm former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is a student
    Only two Gauteng department of health officials have faced disciplinary action since a damning February ombudsman report recommended almost a...
    #LifeEsidimeni: Why seemingly good people came to do very, very bad things
    #LifeEsidimeni: Why seemingly good people came to do very, very bad things
    Levy Mosenogi could be described like many men who throughout history have ended up on its bad side: a religious man and active in his community by...
    #LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng Health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs
    #LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng Health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs
    A social worker from one of the three Cullinan care facilities responsible for the deaths of at least 25 mental health patients says their lives...
    So, can or can't South Africans tell government how sex work should be regulated?
    So, can or can't South Africans tell government how sex work should be regulated?
    More than five months after a controversial report recommended that South Africa should continue to criminalise sex work, there’s been no word...
    Will you lose your medical aid tax credits in 2018?
    Will you lose your medical aid tax credits in 2018?
    Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has warned that R20-billion in annual medical aid tax credits will likely be cut to fund the National Health...
    How your medical bills may change under the National Health Insurance
    How your medical bills may change under the National Health Insurance
    The United Kingdom’s universal healthcare system, known as the