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.


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

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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


[From our archives] What does your vagina have in common with an iceberg?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Science is learning more about your vagina. So should you.


Why I signed up for an HIV vaccine trial

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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


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

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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


Money, power & blessers are just half the story

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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


Will quackery guide Trump's global health policy?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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.


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

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

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