End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda

by Advantage Africa
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda
End skin cancer for people with albinism in Uganda

Project Report | Apr 11, 2024
Working together to end skin cancer in Uganda

By Jane Betts | Programme Manager

A health worker under the guidance of Dr. Ngobi
A health worker under the guidance of Dr. Ngobi

Since our last report, your donations have enabled us to provide people with albinism with skin checks and sun protection resources in Pallisa, Budaka and Kibuuku Districts. 39 children and adults received checks, sunscreen and hats and 22 of them were treated with cryotherapy to remove small pre-cancerous lesions. With your support, a further 34 people with albinism received skin checks, cryotherapy and minor surgery in our dermatologist Dr. Ngobi’s clinic in Jinja. That’s 73 people with peace of mind, safe from skin cancer and equipped to protect themselves, thanks to you!

As usual, each clinic began with a health talk from SNUPA to ensure all participants know how to protect themselves from the sun. The team were concerned that some children as young as seven were developing cancerous lesions. They impressed upon their parents and carers the importance of using sunscreen and always wearing hats and long-sleeved clothing when outside to keep them safe.

As well as training participants and carers about skin care, Dr. Ngobi took the opportunity during the skin clinics to train local health workers about albinism and how to spot lesions and provide cryotherapy. Sharing knowledge and equipping people with skills is vital to our long-term goal of ending skin cancer among people with albinism in Uganda.

Your support also enabled us to provide urgent skin cancer treatment and nutritional care for Dafali, parent and breadwinner for six children from Bugiri District. Dafali’s condition was very serious but your help and SNUPA’s friendship and care gave him an immense emotional boost. He told Faruk ‘I want to thank SNUPA for treating me. You a unique organisation. You have tried everything to save me and am hopeful God willing, I will be ok. My family is very happy for your services. I cannot thank you enough, may God reward you.’

Please spread the word and keep supporting our life-saving work among people with albinism. You are making such a difference to the lives and prospects of people with albinism and their whole families. In fact, if you feel able to donate again this week, you can release further funding from GlobalGiving as their Little by Little campaign is providing an extra 50% for donations up to $50 (about £40), up until April 12th. Thank you so much for joining us in this work!

Young girl with hats, needs long-sleeved clothing
Young girl with hats, needs long-sleeved clothing
Man with albinism receiving cryotherapy, Budaka
Man with albinism receiving cryotherapy, Budaka
Health talks, a vital part of our skin clinics
Health talks, a vital part of our skin clinics
Dafali is so grateful for your care and support
Dafali is so grateful for your care and support
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Advantage Africa

Location: Olney, Buckinghamshire - United Kingdom
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Jane Betts
Olney , Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
$33,567 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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