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.
But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
Pressing financial challenges that have befuddled previous ministers include health insurance, free education and the nuclear deal with Russia.
The health minister has stressed the importance of improving tuberculosis treatment so as to help mitigate the drastic impact of TB-HIV co-infection.
December 1 is #WorldAisDay: HIV was discovered more than 30 years ago. Why do we still stigmatise HIV-infected people?
A World Health Organisation survey has revealed that antibiotic resistance has become a global crisis.
A commission of inquiry into the the Free State's healthcare has found that the province's lack of services endanger the lives of vulnerable people.
A task team set up by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has found the HPCSA has failed to function effectively.
There are almost two and a half times more overweight people than undernourished, with almost 30% of the global population weighing too much.
Diepsloot’s Green Door, a help service for victims of sexual violence, gets a boost, writes Mia Malan.
Crime stats released this week reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police