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 ENORMOUS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS According to the WHO, albinism is four to five times more prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa than in the rest of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, this estimate ranges from NEEDS In Mali, more than 30% of the population suffers skin diseases. In Togo, skin disease ranks second in the reasons for medical consultations1. Africa is in dire need of dermatologists: there is only 1 DERMATOLOGIST 1 case per and 1 case per 5,000 15,000 DERMATOLOGY CONTEXT and challenges  PER 500,000 TO EVERY 1 MILLION INHABITANTS In 2015, for example, Mali had only 10 dermatologists per 17 million people2. This scarcity of medical personnel is further complicated by the physical and often financial inability of people living in rural areas to travel to urban centres to see The risks of developing skin cancer are extremely high and some studies estimate that most people with albinism in Africa die from skin cancer between the ages of 30 and 404. people people3   a dermatologist. "In addition to their physical concerns, people with albinism are still subject to severe segregation in Mali." Lalla Aicha Diakité President of the non-profit organisation Solidarité pour l’Insertion des Albinos du Mali 1 Report by Professor Ousmane Faye, Director of the Bamako Dermatology Hospital in Mali • 2 Skin-Related Neglected Tropical Diseases (Skin- NTDs): A New Challenge - Roderick J. Hay, Kingsley Asiedu, 2019, Medical • 3 • 4 Report by I. Ero, independent expert for the United Nations, 2015 Fondation Pierre Fabre – 46 

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