Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt



Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1976. She is an author and freelance print and audio journalist based in Berlin. Her work focuses on global health topics such as Ebola, drug addiction and snakebite, and social justice issues such as female feticide in India. She is the author of Bazaars of Istanbul (Thames & Hudson), Voodoo (Terra Magica) and IN/VISIBLE (Edition Lammerhuber), a book on women survivors of acid attacks.

Funded projects

Life Without Kidneys: How ready is Africa for the imminent NCD crisis?

An exploration of the kind of innovative thinking that will be needed to address the WHO’s prediction that non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease will be the leading cause of death in Africa by 2030.

The snakebite emergency

Up to 140,000 people worldwide die from snakebites every year. As the global health community begins to wrestle with this neglected tropical disease, the journalists will explore if the tiny kingdom of eSwatini might offer solutions.