“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

-- African Proverb

ECOSOC - United Nations

UTSS has Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2013. Through this mechanism UTSS provides expert advice and analysis on human rights issues facing people with albinism. UTSS raises public awareness, and influences the work of the council.

The High Commission of Canada in Tanzania

The Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam joins in the cause to address discrimination and violence against people with albinism by engaging the local government and diplomatic community. The High Commission supports UTSS in its activities and through financial grants from time to time.

Unicef

UNICEF has supported UTSS in the investigation of child abuse, violence and sub-standard conditions of 9 centres for internally displaced children with albinism in Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro Sunscreen Production Unit

Kilimanjaro Sunscreen Production Unit (KSPU) was launched with the support and start-up funding of Under the Same Sun (Canada). The specially formulated, Tanzanian-made sunscreen Kilisun is distributed to UTSS Education Program students, and others with albinism. Regular skincare screening clinics are also offered.

Reginald Mengi and IPP Media

Reginald Mengi and IPP Media support UTSS media campaigns through their media houses.

Standing Voice

Standing Voice offers Low Vision Clinics to students of the Education Program through low vision specialist Dr. Rebecca Kammer, OD, PhD, and provides glasses and low-vision devices. They also partner with UTSS on other health-related needs in support of people with albinism in Tanzania.

Global Medical Relief Fund

GMRF partners with UTSS to provide functional prosthetics and related medical care to children with albinism who have been victims of attack.

UTSS Latest News

January 03rd, 2019
Man with Albinism Brutally Murdered in Malawi on New Years Eve
January 03rd, 2019
PWA's in Malawi Begin 2019 With Fear of Renewed Attacks
November 16th, 2018
People With Albinism Struggle to Access Crucial Treatment and Support in Iran
A recent speech by a UN official calling on countries with hot climates to implement measures that would enable people with albinism to access skin cancer treatments has highlighted the lack of such a policy and accessible support for people living with albinism in Iran.
May 04th, 2018
The Times
The president of Malawi has called for a debate on introducing the death penalty for “albino hunters” after the most recent case of a victim being killed for his body parts.
February 20th, 2018
Ikponwosa Ero named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
Ikponwosa Ero, UTSS staff member and UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism, has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
February 20th, 2018
Tanzanian children with albinism receive prosthetic limbs and a new lease on life.
ABC News reports on the journey of four children with albinism from Tanzania who recently travelled to the US to receive life changing prosthetic limbs.
November 28th, 2017
Zuwena's Children Face Unspeakable Danger
Learn how Understanding Albinism Seminars helped Zuwena's family.
November 16th, 2017
The Perils of Pale
Read National Geographic Magazine's in-depth coverage on the issues facing people with albinism in Tanzania.
October 30th, 2017
How your giving helps
Find out some of the ways your gifts make a difference.
October 26th, 2017
A quick update from UTSS
Read about three important events that we think will interest you.