In recent years, a community of people living with albinism have forged connections
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Bernice Agboada, 19, an aspiring model, in Ashaiman, Ghana
When Bernice Agboada was 15 years old, she dropped out of high school because she couldn’t see the blackboard.
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Rejoice Ziwu, a nurse with albinism who is also an albinism advocate
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 “When he was rushed to the hospital, they didn’t pay attention to him in the hospital and he eventually died,” he said. “We assume he wasn’t cared for because he had albinism because the nurses were afraid to treat him. But we had no evidence and couldn’t prove anything.”  Experiences like Mr. Kabu’s can have lasting effects, including a deep distrust of the medical system. Seeing and meeting other people with albinism on the street and in events hosted by Engage Now Africa, however, helps assuage the pain and ease anxiety.
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