Today the world celebrates International Albinism Awareness Day where the general public was informed about the discrimination and stigmatisation that those with albinism face in communities.

The International Albinism Awareness Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.

Speaking during the celebrations that were held today in the capital, organisers of the event said they have joined the Worldwide Albinism Community in encouraging everyone to celebrate and promote albinism awareness.

While people living with albinism continue to suffer stigmatisation in society, the biggest challenge is lack of sunscreen body lotions and creams required to shield them from various skin cancers.
Albinism is a pigmentary abnormality which leads to an extremely light skin and eye colour.

The physical appearance of people with albinism is often the subject of invalid beliefs and myths influenced by superstition leading to their marginalisation and social exclusion.