Mia Malan is the health editor and heads up the health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. The centre runs critical thinking forums on health issues and health journalism trainings. Mia started reporting on health when she landed her first job at the SABC’s Eastern Cape office in 1995. Nothing seemed to work in the province, so broken down hospitals were big stories. She then moved on to work for radio and television current affairs programmes in Johannesburg and moved to Kenya for four years in the early 2000s to head up the media development organisation, Internews Network’s Kenya health journalism training programme. After a stint in the US as Internews’s chief health journalism trainer she returned to South Africa as a John S Knight Journalism fellow and also taught journalism at Rhodes University. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee - preferably in that order.
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