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. 


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] Women beware, skin lightening cremes could cost you your health

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.


A group of doctors is breaking down barriers one dot at a time

Ina Skosana

Looking for a doctor who is non-judgmental about your sexuality? Look no further the yellow dot doctors, they have seen it all


How to choose a medical aid plan

Ina Skosana

Are you thinking of switching medical aid options? If so, read this first.


[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)

Ina Skosana, Amy Green

A report notes that TB rates sky-rocketed in the 1990s fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and warns of a similar situation with diabetes-related TB.


#SowetoMarathon: Why this prostate cancer survivor is running today

Ina Skosana

A marathon runner with prostate cancer uses his skill to promote awareness and encourage testing.