Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016

This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.

What’s next for South Africa’s experimental HIV vaccine

If it works, the world's latest HIV vaccine candidate may make it to market quicker than we think - and become a routine childhood vaccination

Why I signed up for an HIV vaccine trial

Jane Mahlangu is set to become one of the first 100 people in South Africa to receive an experimental jab that could prevent HIV - and make history

Money, power & blessers are just half the story

A little extra money in young women's homes can go a long way towards protecting them from HIV infection. So can a little bit of concern.

Could do-it-yourself HIV testing take off in SA?

The World Health Organisation hopes take-home tests will increase the number of the people who know their HIV status

Trying for a baby? Find out your chances of falling pregnant

Figure out your odds of falling pregnant via in vitro fertilisation with this new online calculator

Will quackery guide Trump’s global health policy?

The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?

The promise and peril of ditching South Africa’s psychiatric hospitals

Community mentalhealth care can be better for patients and health systems if it's done right. Find out how one organisation is making it work.

Health MEC: ‘Esidimeni wasn’t my responsibility’

The former Gauteng health MEC says it wasn't her job to visit organisations prior to transferring state patients into their care.

[EXCLUSIVE] Gauteng health MEC: Court threats fly over patient deaths

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu breaks her silence over the department's deadly decision to transfer psychiatric patients.

Gauteng mental health services: ‘They treated him like you don’t even treat a dog’

A decision by the Gauteng department of health has left at least 36 dead but has the scandal lifted the lid on the horrors of mental healthcare?

#FeesMustFall: Plans in place to ensure Wits medical students graduate

Most of the country’s medical schools say final-year medical students will write exams

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