Sunday, 5 May 2013

Albino society appeals for help

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Melard Karoza

The public has been urged to support people with albinism, especially school age children to access

The chairman of the Tanzania Albino Society (Tas) in Mwanza Region, Mr Alfred Kapole, said pupils and students with albinism often fail to attend classes due to their decreased visual acuity.

“I appeal to the public to support people with albinism as most of them are from poor families and cannot afford to get their needs as required,” he said in an interview with The Citizen.Mr Kapole, said apart from sight problems, people with albinism have been suffering from photophobia, extreme sun sensitivity and skin cancer.

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