Ver Angola


Association says that Angolans with albinism face myths and challenges of inclusion in remote areas

Angola is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with the fewest myths about people with albinism, but it still has inclusion challenges in health, education, work and housing, according to the organization that defends albinos.


Speaking to the press, the spokesperson for the 3rd National Pro-Albino Conference, which took place under the motto "A Decade of Collective Progress", said that the meeting served to reflect on the impact of the Protection Plan for People with Albinism (PAPPA) 2023-2027.

According to Paulo Carvalho, several recommendations were made at the second conference, but most of them were not implemented, one of which was investigating the veracity of reports about the sacrifice of newborn babies with albinism.

Paulo Carvalho said that "it's something that also has to be seen", to raise awareness among people.

"What is said is that these are issues linked to myths, there are many myths focused on albinos. One of them is that if you have an albino son he would bring a curse on the family, so in the same way he came, he should return  that's why at the time of birth, the children, according to the complaint, were killed. I think it's in that area of ​​Cunene", he indicated.

The official highlighted that there are many myths about the issue of albinism in Angola, but due to greater literacy, these "have fallen to the ground", however, the situation still exists in remote areas.

"For example, I grew up hearing that if people were around a person with albinism and didn't wet their stomach with saliva they would become albinos. These are complicated myths, in Angola at a better rate, that's why we We said that at the level of sub-Saharan Africa, Angola is the best country", he stressed.

Regarding PAPPA, Paulo Carvalho defended greater interaction between the Government and this fringe of society, for the aid that this program provides for albino people.

"Unfortunately we still have people dying with skin cancer problems, we still have problems with people with albinism who don't have glasses, due to the high cost", he pointed out.

According to Paulo Carvalho, many albinos have complained about difficulties in entering the job market and those who work complain about the problem of not being able to reach leadership and management positions.

Presidential Decree No. 193/23, of October 9, created PAPPA, which aims to reinforce actions to safeguard the dignity, right to protection and social integration of people with albinism, with completion by 2027.

The plan defines 13 priority areas in the support and protection of people with albinism, namely education, awareness and training, health, public order and tranquility, transport, investigative research and human rights monitoring and reporting.

Among the priorities, actions in the areas of justice and victim assistance, legislation, higher education, science, information technology, sport, social inclusion, culture, social protection and security, housing and labor accessibility also stand out.

PAPPA, valued at 47.3 billion kwanzas, is aligned with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Action Plan on Albinism in Africa.


Permita anúncios no nosso site


Parece que está a utilizar um bloqueador de anúncios
Utilizamos a publicidade para podermos oferecer-lhe notícias diariamente.