June 19, 2019

STAND OUT STRONG: AN INTERVIEW WITH MODEL AND ALBINISM ACTIVIST DIANDRA FORREST - FORBES

Diandra Forrest says she lives a colorful life. The native New Yorker is the first talent with albinism signed by a major modeling agency. Albinism is an inherited condition which diminishes the amount of melanin pigment formed in the hair, skin and eyes. In the United States, approximately one in 18,000 people has a form of the genetic trait.

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June 14, 2019

SPOTLIGHT GIVES HOPE TO AFRICA'S HUNTED ALBINOS

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increased funding and awareness campaigns are helping to slow the rates of violence against people with albinism in Africa, according to officials and campaigners.

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May 26, 2010

A DERMATOLOGIST TO THE STARS CALLS ON THEM TO HEAL HAITI - THE NEW YORK TIMES

When Dr. David Colbert, a former emergency room doctor, went to haiti to help treat the injured after the earthquake in January, the most potent medical tool in his duffel bag was arguably not the surgical scissors, gauze, rubber gloves or antibiotics. It was his Blackberry.

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July 5, 2010

BENEFIT FOR HAITI: MORE PROSTHETICS ON THE WAY HUFFINGTON POST

Shortly after the earthquake in Haiti, teams of doctors volunteering to help made their way to Haiti with supplies and equipment for field hospitals. The horrific result of this particular earthquake and its impact on a country of fragile buildings led to an unprecedented number of amputations – the current estimate is upwards of 5,000 people.

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