In a bid to achieve Essential Health Package and to ensure no one is left behind , on Friday 21st August 2020 , the Deputy Minister of Health Hon Chrissie kalamula Kanyasho MP had an audience with representatives from the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi ( APAM) .
The deputy Minister and APAM representatives discussed how best people with Albinism can be helped. On her part , the Deputy Minister assured APAM that Government will continue supporting People with Albinism.
Among the challenges these people experience are lack of their body protecting lotions, financial and other essential resources as most are neglected by the societies due to their status.
A few years ago people living with albinism were killed and others subjected to torture due to archaic beliefs a vice that has left many living in fear and hiding from these abusers.
Kanysaso promised that the government and the Ministry will priotise their needs and to make sure that prejudice should not exist among people of such type.
“We will put inplace plans and activities that will propel development of people living with Albinism to bring equality in their community participation as agents of change” she explained.
She further said government will propose a budget on allocations to people living with Albinism to be self reliant and impact on activities that may improve their lives.