Ina Skosana

Ina Skosana is a journalist at Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian’s centre for health journalism. She is known for heading out into remote, rural provinces to report on health and social issues in towns most people have never heard of and has a passion for telling people’s stories. 


This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it

Ina Skosana

Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.


When is an abortion legal?

Ina Skosana

Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.


'It didn't take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.'

Ina Skosana

Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.


Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International

Ina Skosana

In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.


Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

Ina Skosana

Prostate cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in black men. Find out how to protect yourself and the ones you love.


[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments

Ina Skosana

People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.


[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa

Ina Skosana

From taxi driver to TB-care champion, Zamani Dlamini brings hope to the sick in rural KwaZulu-Natal.


'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives

Ina Skosana

Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.


Male breast cancer stays hidden

Ina Skosana

When Thami Mabuza found a lump in his chest, he never could have imagined it was breast cancer.


More married women than singles having abortions

Ina Skosana

Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries.