Health Days 2023

International Albinism Awareness Day


Albinism: a rare, non-communicable genetic disorder. It lasts a lifetime and does not get worse over time. People with Albinism are often pale. There are many types of albinism, and people can be affected to different degrees.

Other names for the disease:
albinism - leprosy - albin.

  • Highlight the good qualities of people with albinism around the world.
  • Highlighting persons with albinism who have overcome difficult challenges in their daily lives.
  • Awareness about this disease.​​
  • Albinism: a genetic disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of melanin from the body.
  • Signs appear on the skin, hair and eye color, and eye problems are the first sign of it.
  • The infected person is more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer.
  • There is no cure; but sufferers can take steps to protect the skin and enhance vision.
  • You should go to a genetic counselor to discuss genetic conditions.
Official Date:
Globally: June 13th, 2023
Locally: Dhu’l Qi’dah 24th, 1444H

Last Update : 17 January 2023 11:57 PM
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