People with disabilities encounter several challenges in Burundi education

09-19-2019 At a workshop on access to inclusive education for people living with disabilities, these latter say they are faced with social and school discrimination along with lack of materials and infrastructures in Burundi. “We are sometimes frightened to death because of our skin color,” says Moise Nkengurutse, Chairman of (...)

Discrimination and skin diseases pose major threat to Burundian albinos

06-13-2018 While the world celebrates the Albinism Awareness day each 13 June, Burundian albinos say they are discriminated and rejected in their families. Albinos say they continue to be discriminated in Burundi. Odile Nshimirimana, 23, an albinos and elder of eight children-three of them are albinos, says she was forced (...)

No health care assistance for albinos, six “face impending death from skin cancer”

06-13-2017 The representative of albinos in Burundi says six known albinos might die of skin cancer due to the lack of health care assistance. The lack of health care assistance will soon lead to the death of at least six albinos, says Kassim Kazungu, the Chairman of Albinos Sans Frontières-Burundi (...)

Skin cancer: a department to care for cancer patients is needed

05-29-2014 The skin cancer is a reality in Burundi. A dermatologist calls upon the Ministry in charge of Public Health to think about setting up a department to care for people suffering from different types of cancer.–By Diane Uwimana “The majority of Albinos, people living with HIV and those who (...)

Can normal people give birth to albinos?

02-08-2014 According to studies and experiments made in medical field, normal people can, without any doubt, give birth to albinos. Families that have albino children should have an appropriate family planning, advices Doctor Elie Mupera, Dermatologist at Bujumbura Military Hospital.-By Yves Didier Irakoze   “In medical field, there exist two (...)

Burundi Albinos’ discrimination a sad situation

12-09-2013 Albinos are still excluded and rejected in their families and community. They need to be treated like other human beings because they are people like others.-By Yves Didier Irakoze Burundian society is still lagging behind considering the way albinos are treated and involved in various institutions comparing to what (...)