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African albinism groups supported


Activities implementing the African Union Plan of Action

Impact of AAN’s Collaborations & Partnerships


 Increase in the number of National Action Plans adopted or on their way to being adopted in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda with AAN’s support since 2021.


Notable direct impacts of our Collaborations & Partnerships according to our survey of albinism groups:

  • NAP adoption and launch: AAN supported albinism groups and their collaborators in Uganda to develop its National Action Plan on Albinism (NAP), leading to its successful adoption by the government on International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13th, 2022. The NAP has given implementing partners – government and international donors/funding partners the confidence to allocate resources in support of persons with albinism in the country.
  • Visibility on Albinism through Multi-Stakeholder Engagements: We have worked with experts such as the UN Independent Expert on Albinism to promote NAP adoption in Tanzania,  Kenya, South Africa, Namibia among others. AAN has facilitated the collaborative drafting and adoption of NAPs in these countries through technical and facilitative support.


“We acknowledge the African Albinism Network for their invaluable methodological support in advocacy, as well as their technical assistance based on human rights-based approach in order to enrich Angola’s National Action Plan content.”

Joel Tchombasi, Associação Fraternidade Albinista, Angola

“The NAP has been instrumental in creating a platform for awareness, as we have been able to discourage myths and misconceptions that were there. If we compare the years before, when the NAP was not active, with when it was adopted, the number of attacks has reduced; it has been an instrument in tackling the attacks against persons with albinism.”   

Young Muhamba, Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi