Albinism

Celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day at Carnival City

Recognising that 75 percent of the world’s vision impairment is preventable, the global focus is on encouraging people to get their eyes screened. Ster-Kinekor’s Vision Mission initiative aims to provide preventative care and treatment to people who would not otherwise have access to this critical service. Due to the nature of Albinism’s genetic make-up and …

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Refilwe Modiselle scoops award at international film festival

SA model and actress Refilwe Modiselle has walked away with the best actress award at the African Film Festival in Texas for her role in White Gold.  Refilwe, who plays the role of Mansa, an African woman living with albinism, struggled to fight back emotions as she described what the award meant to her.  A win …

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International Albinism Awareness Day: 13 June

People with albinism among those “left furthest behind” International Albinism Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate people and to promote albinism awareness and commit to continue advocating for their rights. Persons with Albinism are usually as healthy as the rest of the population, with growth and development occurring as normal, but can be classified as disabled because of …

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