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Albinos Need Equal Love, Respect And Dignity

  The celebration yesterday of the International Albinism Awareness Day was an unforgettable event for albinos in the country, says Ratabu Village chief, Taukei Navo Ratu Meli Saukuru. “This is
14 Jun 2016 15:40
Albinos Need Equal Love, Respect And Dignity
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The celebration yesterday of the International Albinism Awareness Day was an unforgettable event for albinos in the country, says Ratabu Village chief, Taukei Navo Ratu Meli Saukuru.

“This is the first time we are creating awareness for people with albinism,” Ratu Meli said.

Ratu Meli was speaking yesterday at the PJ Twomey Hospital in Suva where the event was celebrated with the theme ‘Worthy of love, respect and above all dignity’.

“People with Albinism are always unfortunate especially as students where as they are pushed apart or away being the ones who are not recognised,” Ratu Meli said.

“Today we will mark this day to create awareness so we could eliminate the unrecognition of people with albinism in our societies.”

He said it was important to increase awareness and understand the people with albinism so they would feel as accepted as the rest of the community.

Ratu Meli also launched the International Albinism Book to create effective awareness in communities in the near future.

Albinism is a defect of melanin production which is a natural substance in the body that gives pigmentation which colours hair, skin and iris of the eye.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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