Laura Lopez Gonzalez is the deputy editor of the Mail & Guardian's Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. 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. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province’s health system.
The health minister warns finding the money for junior doctor placements is not voluntary, it's what the law prescribes.
Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano's court bid to avoid testifying at the ongoing arbitration could keep him off the stand for months.
Bhekisisa can reveal Mahlangu is not a student at the London School of Economics and Political Science after lodging a Freedom of Information request.
Meanwhile, the London School of Economics and Political Science says it cannot confirm 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.
At least 141 mental health patients. As officials take the stand as part of arbitration hearings, a disturbing thread runs through their testimonies.
Social worker says mental health patients' lives could have been saved if senior officials visited facilities. Bhekisisa has evidence they did.
Activists have been told that government wants to hear their views, but without draft legislation their input is of little value.
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.