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.


[EXCLUSIVE] Qedani Mahlangu is not a registered student at alleged London school

Bhekisisa can reveal Mahlangu is not a student at the London School of Economics and Political Science after lodging a Freedom of Information request.


#LifeEsidimeni: Mahlangu’s alleged school confirms no exams scheduled

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Meanwhile, the London School of Economics and Political Science says it cannot confirm Qedani Mahlangu is a student.


London school refuses to confirm former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is a student

Eleven Gauteng health employees were singled out for censure. Now, only two have been suspended and garnered an alleged R1.3-million in wages.


#LifeEsidimeni: Why seemingly good people came to do very, very bad things

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.


#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng Health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs

Social worker says mental health patients' lives could have been saved if senior officials visited facilities. Bhekisisa has evidence they did.


So, can or can't South Africans tell government how sex work should be regulated?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Activists have been told that government wants to hear their views, but without draft legislation their input is of little value.


Will you lose your medical aid tax credits in 2018?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

But if we want everyone to get quality care, something will have to give and it may not be your money, warn experts.


How your medical bills may change under the National Health Insurance

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Many private hospitals will be opening their doors to more patients but does that mean you’ll be stuck at the back of the queue?


Have questions about the National Health Insurance? We answer them for you

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

We tell you what the recently released NHI white paper says about the future of health services in South Africa.


Trade unions: 'The NHI is not moving fast enough'

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Private sector’s role and slow roll out likely to top ANC policy conference delegates’ list of concerns.