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Standing Voice promotes the social inclusion and wellbeing of people with albinism in Tanzania. This is our News.

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New Horizons: Malawi

This December, Standing Voice travelled to Malawi for the international launch of our Skin Cancer Prevention Programme! For the first time our life-saving clinics were delivered outside Tanzania. Before the clinic our team met with authorities from the Malawian Ministry of Health. We advocated at the national level, with Mr Rex Cheonga, the Director of Rehabilitation; and at the district level, with Dr William Peno, the Mangochi District Health Officer. Both expressed their deepest support for…

Skin Cancer Prevention: Mwanza

This autumn our Skin Cancer Prevention Programme completed its latest cycle, touring 7 regions of Tanzania. The programme continues to reach over 2,000 people with albinism every 4 months through a network of 30 clinic locations. In November our team visited Sekou Toure Regional Hospital in Mwanza, serving 145 patients with albinism over 2 days. Our clinic provided quality skincare education; expert consultation from our team of dermatologists; liquid nitrogen cryotherapy treatment; and referral for…

Skin Cancer Prevention: Programme Update

This year we have conducted two cycles of Skin Cancer Prevention clinics, which now reach 2000 people across 9 regions of Tanzania every 4 months in patients’ home communities. In the last month we have introduced two new clinic sites in remote regions of Kigoma and Kagera, and, in May, our Mwanza clinics reached record numbers, serving 307 patients in 4 days. Our clinics provide expert consultation, cryotherapy treatment, preventative education and referral for surgery if…