“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

June 13th, 2017
We are people too.
Read the Newsweek editorial written by UTSS Founder & CEO, Peter Ash, on his experience as a person with albinism and the persecution that PWA still face in many parts of the world.
May 05th, 2017
The Hunted
The New York Times reports on the deadly discrimination facing people with Albinism in Malawi and Mozambique.
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.