Africa is the hottest continent on Earth with an average of eight hours of intense sunlight a day. Therefore, persons with albinism, without the protective pigment melanin, Ugandans with albinism are highly vulnerable to skin cancer. Inadequate skin screening provision, lethally slow rates of diagnosis and lack of sun protective education, sun screen, wide-brimmed hats and protective clothing have given epidemic prevalence to this otherwise preventable disease.
This project will combat this situation by activating, connecting and equipping in-country groups and individuals to provide skin cancer prevention services to people with albinism. The program will offer people with albinism a structured, regular service that will run in multiple areas by local Ugandan experts and wide community members. A well defined strategy for data collection shall be put in place, comprehensive training, clinic service thoroughly equipped, monitored and evaluated.
A clinic shall be established to provide dermatological services free for people with albinism. The entire services shall be free, reliable and consistent.Patient's will receive free locally made sun screen lotion and advice designed for persons with albinism. The clinic shall be run locally in patient's home communities every four months. We shall act as a facilitating anchor for through which sporadic services can be reconstituted to produce robust, cohesive and integrated health policy.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).