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Children with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help

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Globally 1 in 18,000 people have albinism. In sub-Saharan Africa it is more common, with data from Tanzania showing that 1 person in 2652 has albinism. According to Standing Voice, an international NGO based in Tanzania, only half the children with albinism complete primary school and only 10% access secondary school. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali spoke to Dr Charlotte Baker. 

Period20/11/2018

Globally 1 in 18,000 people have albinism. In sub-Saharan Africa it is more common, with data from Tanzania showing that 1 person in 2652 has albinism. According to Standing Voice, an international NGO based in Tanzania, only half the children with albinism complete primary school and only 10% access secondary school. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali spoke to Dr Charlotte Baker. 

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TitleChildren with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help
Media name/outletThe Conversation Africa
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/18
Producer/AuthorNontobeko Mtshali
PersonsCharlotte Baker