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.


We answer seven of your burning questions about the NHI

Mia Malan

In June, the health minister released the long-awaited National Health Insurance Bill. What does it mean to you and your medical aid? We tell you.


Will the NHI actually work?

Mia Malan

Read what Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has up his sleeve for your medical aid.


At a glance: What the National Health Insurance means for you & your pocket

Mia Malan

Two Bills, almost 200 pages may change healthcare forever in SA. Haven't read them? We did the heavy lifting so you don't have to.


Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on - SIU

Mia Malan

Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork — and the list goes on.


Limos & spas: SIU reveals details of ANC chief whip Hlongwa's role in R1.2b graft

When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.


Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful

Mia Malan

HIV is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices. Find out how to tell interesting stories about it.


[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: 'I can't prevent health crises because my hands are tied'

Mia Malan

“Whenever there is a crisis, I’m called in to solve them, but I don’t have the legal mechanism to prevent them,” says minister.


Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West

A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.


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.