Albinism in Africa as a Public Health Issue
Literature review of the prevalance  of albinism in Africa. Data taken from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria is reviewed. Occurrence of albinism is found to range from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 15,000. The number of persons with albinism in Africa is estimated to range in the tens of thousands. In all, albinism is presented as a public health issue that necessitates a response in its health, pscyhological and social aspects.
Hong, Esther S., Hajo, Zeeb, Repacholi, Michael
Albinism; Albino; Prevalence; Population; Cancer; Social; Pscyhcological; Health; Nigeria; Zimbabwe; Tanzania; South Africa.
Biomedical Central, online. Accessed July 29, 2010.