Stigma and discrimination towards people with albinism have significantly reduced in the country.

This is owing to the support rendered by various partners to support people with disability and particularly those with albinism.

Speaking at a ceremony that was held by the Albino Trust in the capital as part of efforts to show appreciation to the efforts by various institutions to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people with albinism, Albino Trust of Zimbabwe commended all partners who have promoted the rights of the people with disability.

Guest of honour at the event Mr Tsarai Mungoni and Executive Director Albino Trust of Zimbabwe Bruce Nyoni concurred that although efforts have been made to improve the lives of people with albinism, there is need to train the educators of people with visual impairment to be able to access information and technology materials.

Representatives of some of the organisations that were honoured at the event said they were committed to supporting people with albinism.

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimpapers, Traffic Safety Council and the Zimbabwe Open University were among the development partners that were hailed for extending a helping hand.

ZBC radio and television stations got a special mention for their coverage and advocacy on issues to do with disability.