Albinism

Researcher at University of Pretoria says it’s time to put an end to myths of albinism

September marks Albinism Awareness Month in South Africa, and a researcher at the University of Pretoria says it is high time to put an end to all the myths surrounding albinism. By Zelda Venter – IOL Sabeeha Majid, a researcher at the Disability Rights Unit at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, outlines […]

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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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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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