Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s award-winning health editor and the founding director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of fifteen permanent and freelance staff members. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.


Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa

Pontsho Pilane, Mia Malan

But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable development goal?


#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted

Mia Malan

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges.


#LifeEsidimeni judge: 'Government violated the Constitution'

Mia Malan, Nelisiwe Msomi

The arbitration ruling specifies that both Constitutional and general damages have to be paid.


#LifeEsidimeni: What will the Gauteng government be forced to pay?

The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.


Why aren't government officials losing sleep over #Listeriosis and #LifeEsidimeni?

Mia Malan

Both Life Esidimeni and Listeriosis exposed leadership cracks in our public health system. Are political leaders held accountable for their actions?


#Listeriosis: Meet the family that lost two loved ones

Pontsho Pilane, Mia Malan

Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again.


Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

Joan van Dyk, Mia Malan

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.


The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?


#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch


Here are 12 things we've learned from five years of donor-funded journalism

Mia Malan

Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.