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Monday, 13 June 2016

FG to assist in payment of N120m sunscreen cream.


Albino foundation has pledged to Federal Government to assist in payment of N120m sunscreen aquired on credit to reduce skin cancer among albinos.

The founder,Jake Epelle,made the appeal at a pre-conference on International Albinism awareness day in Abuja.He said suncreen cream which is about 300
,000 pieces will go a long way in reducing the high rate of albinos with skin cancer;albinos are susceptible to skin cancer because of their delicate skin.

He said, with free skin cancer treatment at National Hospital,Abuja,still on hold,it important to explore other strategies to stakeholders on how to resume treatment in other federal or state owned hospitals.

He also identified education as another challenge faced by the foundation,stating that people living with albinism in the country are either poorly educated or illitrate,because of low vision impairment.

Epelle also appealed to partners and well-meaning Nigerians to partner with the foundation in fighting the course of albinism in the country.

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