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Mia Malan

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
Go inside a day in our newsroom: The realities of donor-funded journalism
It’s Monday morning and most reporters across the country are gearing up for daily or weekly diary meeting where they will discuss the day’s...
New science: Why two pills before and after sex could help to save you from HIV
New science: Why two pills before and after sex could help to save you from HIV
Not a single gay man who took two HIV prevention pills before and after sex had contracted HIV within a year thereafter, new research has found....
You can't transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed
You can't transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed
Zero risk of HIV transmission via condomless sex. That is what the world’s largest study among HIV-positive gay men, who are on effective...
Think you're going to opt out of the #NHI when it comes? Think again.
Think you're going to opt out of the #NHI when it comes? Think again.
1. Will you be able to say "thanks, but no thanks"? 
Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on - SIU
Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on - SIU
A Special Investigation Unit (SIU) report released this week provides new details of more than R1.2-billion in graft at the Gauteng...
Limos & spas: Take a look at why Gauteng ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa resigned.
Limos & spas: Take a look at why Gauteng ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa resigned.
Limousine-chauffeured luxury spa treatments, blatant graft and jobs for cash are just some of the allegedly corrupt activities the ANC’s Gauteng...
Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful
Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful
1. Give it human face
[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: 'I can't prevent health crises because my hands are tied'
[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: 'I can't prevent health crises because my hands are tied'
Cosatu has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
The singing stopped when the six men lifted the coffin to their hips to carry it from the small marquee tent to the hearse waiting in front of the...