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Mia Malan

Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s health editor and the director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of seven Johannesburg-based reporters and 10 correspondents in African countries other than South Africa. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.
[From our archives] The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses
[From our archives] The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses
A cruel, unrelenting cycle of poverty, drinking and fetal alcohol syndrome robs families of all hope.
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.
[From our archives] Diepsloot: Where men think it's their right to rape
[From our archives] Diepsloot: Where men think it's their right to rape
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
Helen, listen to Charlize. Inequality and poverty don't cause HIV but they do fuel it
Helen, listen to Charlize. Inequality and poverty don't cause HIV but they do fuel it
More than 30 years into the epidemic, HIV continues to hold a mirror to society and exposes our prejudices and injustices
Women praise HIV prevention pill as research could produce a simpler injection
Women praise HIV prevention pill as research could produce a simpler injection
For those at risk, taking a pill that can stop them from getting HIV is a ‘life-changing experience’
#AIDS2016: How a rural community helps each other stay on HIV treatment
#AIDS2016: How a rural community helps each other stay on HIV treatment
An adherence club helped almost all patients stay on their treatment.
​#AIDS2016: Yes, Helen Zille racism and inequality do fuel the spread of HIV
​#AIDS2016: Yes, Helen Zille racism and inequality do fuel the spread of HIV
The Western Cape premier should know that inequality, not just science, lies at the root of the Aids epidemic.
#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment
#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment
Research predicts a substantial shortfall in HIV funding in the next five years as the country looks to put millions more people on treatment.
#AIDS2016: Bill Gates warns HIV among young Africans could reverse progress
#AIDS2016: Bill Gates warns HIV among young Africans could reverse progress
The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.
#AIDS2016:“I’ve taken control of my sex life. I use an HIV prevention pill.”
#AIDS2016:“I’ve taken control of my sex life. I use an HIV prevention pill.”
An HIV prevention pill can reduce HIV-negative people's chances of contracting HIV by more than 90%.
#AIDS2016: 'Never again must the political meddling of a few derail progress'
#AIDS2016: 'Never again must the political meddling of a few derail progress'
The International Aids Conference returns after 16 years to a very different South Africa, but the battle against HIV is not yet over.