albinism


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albinism

[′al·bə‚niz·əm]
(biology)
The state of having colorless chromatophores, which results in the absence of pigmentation in animals that are normally pigmented.
(medicine)
A hereditary, metabolic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by the inability to form melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes due to tyrosinase deficiency.
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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.