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Key Facts

Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that effects melanin production.
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Most people with albinism have white or pale skin, redish to blond hair, low vision eye conditions, and are extremely sensitive to the sun.
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People with albinism in Africa have a life expectancy of less than 30 years old due to high occurrence of skin cancer.
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Up to 1 in 1000 people in Africa have a form of albinism.
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Albinos are often killed, persecuted or isolated in Africa due to ignorance about the origin of their skin color.
90%

Body parts of people with albinism are sold on black markets for up to $75,000 for use in witchcraft potions.
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More that 400 cases of albinos murders in over 26 countries in Africa have been reported.
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OUR WORK

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Build Awareness

Salif Keita is a world renowned
musician from Mali. He is
the first African to receive
a Grammy nomination for his album
“AMEN” and has been cited as “one of
the greatest talents Africa
has ever

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Provide health care services

The Salif Keita Global Foundation
Inc.(SKGF) provides free healthcare
services to hundrends of people
with albinism peryear. The
main health concern is skin
cancer prevention and eye health.

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Advocacy

“Being born albino in Africa
is true tragedy”, says Salif
Keita. Why? Because people
with albinism are isolated,
persecuted and sometimes
murdered by members
because of

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Education

Education is an important
aspect of the helping stop
the difficult existence of
people with albinism in Africa.
In countries like Mali,
the rate of illiteracy is
as high as 90%.

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