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.


Go inside a day in our newsroom: The realities of donor-funded journalism

Mia Malan

What’s a day in a donor-funded journalism centre like? Mia Malan reveals all in her latest article for the journal of African Journalism Studies.


Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco

Dear Tisa, you have a point but we’ve got a reason to be wary.


New science: Why two pills before and after sex could help to save you from HIV

Mia Malan

Men who have sex with men can now take on-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, safely.


You can't transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed

Mia Malan

Researchers once again confirmed: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.


Think you're going to opt out of the #NHI when it comes? Think again.

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: Take a look at why Gauteng ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa resigned.

Go behind the accusations that led to his resignation this week in this story from our archives.


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.