The visit will also allow the Independent Expert to undertake her mandated functions, study closely the human rights situation of people with albinism
, and provide recommendations to the government and relevant stakeholders.SAnews.
"Urgent action is needed to make our cities and communities safer for persons with albinism
", he said.
Wanyonyi, who is the only elected person with albinism
across the country, said people living with albinism
have not been given the attention they ought to have in terms of employment and procurement.
In several cultures around the world, and particularly in many African countries, people with albinism
live in constant fear of murder.
For health professionals who do not manage people with albinism
, the chapters describing the discrimination and stigma that people with albinism
experience (including the threat of murder) are particularly insightful.
Malawi, one of the world's poorest and most aid-dependent countries, has experienced a surge in violent attacks on people with albinism
since late 2014.
Malawi has seen a surge in attacks on people with albinism
in recent years (AFP Photo / ERICO WAGA / MANILA BULLETIN)
'The gadgets are connected to the network of nearest police stations and once a person with albinism
is under threat, they can press it and the police can rush to the scene,'' he said.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism
in the world, at one in 1,500 people.
We first searched Web of Science for the terms leucistic, leucism., and partial albinism
. We read each entry and removed duplicate, mismatched publications, literature reviews, and studies of invertebrates and domesticated animals.
Among the hereditary chromatic anomalies, there are several classifications based on pigmentation loss, being leucism and albinism
the main recognized types (Miller, 2005; Abreu et al., 2013).
Now she fears for her life at the prospect of returning, claiming people with albinism
are killed for their bones and body parts, which are then sold for witchcraft rituals.