Our Vision
“I have a dream that one day people with albinism will take their rightful place throughout every level of society, and that the days of discrimination against persons with albinism will be a faint memory."
-- Peter Ash - Founder & CEO
Mandate
Under The Same Sun is passionately committed to ending discrimination and violence against persons with albinism and facilitating social inclusion and participation. We do this through advocacy and education. UTSS acts globally, with a current focus on Tanzania.
Values
UTSS is a Christian organization. This means that we are driven by the belief that all people have intrinsic value because they are created in God’s image. Every individual is worthy of love, respect and dignity.
Our Goals
Facing intense discrimination, fear, visual limitations and the harsh effects of the sun, are daily realities for people living with albinism in Tanzania and other parts of Africa.

The ultimate aim of UTSS is that people with albinism will be fully contributing members of an inclusive and equitable society.

To accomplish this, we work to change attitudes and behaviors towards people with albinism, beginning in Tanzania, so that:

People understand what albinism is.

They treat persons with albinism with dignity, respect, and equality.

People with albinism and their families learn their rights and how to take care of their health issues.

People with albinism have access to education

People with albinism have the same opportunities for health, safety, gainful employment and personal fulfillment as everybody else.

UTSS Latest News

April 12th, 2017
Tanzanian children with albinism seek care in US
Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
April 12th, 2017
Global News
Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
April 12th, 2017
Malawi police arrest 2 men found with the bones of a person with albinism
Police followed and arrested 2 men caught selling human bones near Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
April 12th, 2017
Malawi attack survivor: 'I am too scared to sleep'
Femia Tchulani survived an attempted kidnapping in Malawi by people wanting to kill her for her body parts.
April 12th, 2017
Witch doctors in Malawi are hiring ‘hit men’
In Malawi, where the condition is more common than almost anywhere in the world, witch doctors hire ‘hit men’ from among the impoverished rural communities to murder then mutilate persons with albinism so they can use their organs for ‘medicines’ that are sold at huge prices.
April 12th, 2017
Persons with albinism in Zambia call for end to brutality
At least ten PWA are murdered in ritual killings every year in Zambia.
March 06th, 2017
Nyasa Times
Malawi Police have intensified their hunt for attackers who severely wounded two persons with albinism Friday.
March 03rd, 2017
Africa Times
An independent United Nations expert called Friday for stronger oversight of traditional medicine in African countries in order to limit the threat to people living with albinism.
January 27th, 2017
Nyasa Times
Malawi Police have arrested four people for allegedly transacting in tissues extracted from a previously murdered person with albinism.
January 23rd, 2017
South Coast Herald
"Albinism won't stop me" Thubelihle Mpisi a successful young South African lawyer living with albinism.