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Government launches action plan for persons with albinism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has unveiled the National Action Plan (NAP) for Albinism in Uganda. Launched during the commemoration of this year’s International Albinism Day, NAP seeks to promote and protect the human rights of Persons with Albinism (PWA) anywhere in Uganda. …

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UN chief reiterates solidarity with persons with albinism

UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged all nations and communities to protect and fulfil the human rights of all persons with albinism and provide necessary support and care United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his solidarity with persons with albinism on Sunday, which was the International …

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Parents decry social exclusion of albinos in Northern Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 15 families with children living with albinism in Gulu have decried continuous stigma and limited access to healthcare for the non-contagious genetically inherited condition. Albinism mainly results from the complete or partial absence of melanin pigmentation in the hair, skin and eyes. …

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Kadaga demands census for persons with albinism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded that the national census incorporates a category for persons with albinism so that their population size is adequately captured for proper planning. Albinism is a genetic disorder where some people are born without the usual pigment or …

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Albinos call for introduction of skin radiotherapy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute on Thursday conducted free skin cancer screening for persons living with Albinism as Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Albinism Awareness day. The Albinism Awareness day is commemorated on  June 13 globally as part of the …

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MPs asked to prioritise rights of people with Albinism

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA | THE INDEPENDENT | Pan African Parliament legislators have been urged to address the increasing physical attacks on people with albinism in Africa and in particular East Africa, where they suffer discrimination, ill-treatment and denial of basic human rights. According to Isaac Maigua Mwaura, a member of the …

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