Albinism in Senegal

Country: Senegal
Number of people with albinism we support: 250
UV-protective materials dispatched in 2015: 0 litres sun lotion

Active since : 2004

Via photographer Erik Hijweege who at one time was taking photos of people with albinism in Senegal for his book Noir, the African Albinism Foundation came into contact with Fabineta Diop. She said “yes” at once when we asked her to organise the distribution of sun lotion. Also her brother, Mouhamadou Bambo Diop, an person with albinism and president of the Association Nationale des Albinos du Sénégal (ANAS), became involved in this project.

Distribution and educative information

Together brother and sister look after the distribution and educative information for people with albinism in Dakar and Thies (70 km east of Dakar). The people with albinism in Thies are organised around the community centre of ANAS, where Mouhamadou is active. Mouhamadou coördinates the stocks and at the request of ANAS, the African Albinism Foundation provides new material which is mostly flown in by plane. On occasion sea transport is also used.
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