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Ina Skosana

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
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among black men in the United States, Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a 2013 study in the journal Prostate Cancer....
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
Lucky Shezi’s house is small and crammed. "I try to keep my house clean, but it really needs the touch of a woman," he says.
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
'What bothered me the most was when a sick person got into the taxi and you saw how the people around them would discriminate against them. They...
'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives
A little girl in a shiny princess dress and matching glittering pumps stands at the gate leading to her home. Her princess attire looks out of...
Male breast cancer stays hidden
Male breast cancer stays hidden
A middle-aged man walks out of an old building at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. He pats his hands over his pockets, takes a few...
More married women than singles having abortions
More married women than singles having abortions
Abortion rates around the world are about 44% higher among married women than among single women, according to the global sexual and reproductive...
A group of doctors is breaking down barriers one dot at a time
A group of doctors is breaking down barriers one dot at a time
The reception area of Gaba Dlamini's office is furnished with a row of plastic chairs lined up in front of an old couch. A big round yellow poster...
How to choose a medical aid plan
How to choose a medical aid plan
It’s that time of year again. Many major medical schemes have opened up brief, annual window periods in which members can change their plans....
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
Research shows that people with diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than those without the illness. 
#SowetoMarathon: Why this prostate cancer survivor is running today
#SowetoMarathon: Why this prostate cancer survivor is running today
It is midmorning and the Soweto neighbourhood of Naledi is quiet. Thulani Sibisi is wearing shorts and running shoes. He looks 50, but is 62 and...
[From our archives] Erectile dysfunction: What your penis is trying to tell you
[From our archives] Erectile dysfunction: What your penis is trying to tell you
Men often only seek medical help when their sex lives suffer. They are so bad at seeking medical help that they often get to a doctor too late,...
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems
Children born to mothers who experienced depression during pregnancy may be more at risk of mental health disorders. Recent research published in the medical...