Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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SA continuing to negotiate affordable access to TB drug

A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.

The future of take-away? I’ll take a large pizza – and an HIV test – for delivery

Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.

[LISTEN] Health MEC: ‘#LifeEsidimeni families’ voices were muffled’

New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.

#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care

Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.

Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures

Patients were no longer infectious after just two months of treatment — faster than almost all drugs ever recorded.

Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates

Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.

#LifeEsidimeni: NGOs ‘chose patients like cattle at an auction’

The department moved people to save money and NGOs were happy to take them in for cash.

#LifeEsidimeni: ‘There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries’

The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.

Life Esidimeni: ‘My son had death in his face’

A father speaks out about the terrible conditions his son died in after being removed from state-funded hospital care at Life Esidimeni.

[EXCLUSIVE] Police arrest health workers for giving drug users clean water

The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.

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