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.
Need to know more about PrEP? Mia Malan talks to Dr Kevin Rebe to answer your questions.
Selected state clinics will soon provide a pill that can prevent HIV infection to people at high risk of contracting the virus.
A revolutionary antiretroviral prophylaxis is helping all people, no matter their sexual orientation. A cheaper generic will soon be on the shelves.
Activists say if Roche does not drop the price of Herceptin, they will ask the health department to act.
The Mail & Guardian's health centre, Bhekisisa, joins the World Health Organisation in raising awareness about TB on World TB Day on March 24.
About 35 000 babies could have been born without HIV had the president listened to the boy.
The ex-president will be judged harshly for his unrepentant stance over an estimated 300 000 HIV-related deaths, the activist organisation says.
With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!
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.