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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
  • ISBN : 9780128133170
  • Page : 358 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder. New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe. Includes contributions from leading international contributors who examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular aspects of importance in sensitively managing albinism in Africa Discusses recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of albinism, while also offering a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and rates of skin cancer Highlights new prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods and approaches to genetic risk assessment for individuals, families and communities

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Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg,Prashiela Manga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • ISBN : 9780128133170
GET THIS BOOKAlbinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780429813115
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Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781101603321
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • ISBN : 9791220023788
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Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It's an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today.

Truevine

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • ISBN : 9780316337564
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • ISBN : 9783319424880
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This first-of-its kind volume spans the breadth of disability research and practice specifically focusing on the global South. Established and emerging scholars alongside advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to probe, challenge and shift common held social understandings of disability in established discourses, epistemologies and practices, including those in prominent areas such as global health, disability studies and international development. Motivated by decolonizing approaches, contributors carefully weave the lived and embodied experiences of disabled people, families and communities through

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  • Author : Sylvia Waliaula
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-05-17
  • ISBN : 9783668940253
GET THIS BOOKProtecting the Right to Life of People Living With Albinism. A Case Study of Kenya

Diploma Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Law - Public Law / Constitutional Law / Basic Rights, grade: 64, De Montfort University Leicester (Business and Law), course: LAW, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the question, how, based on the right to life, the lifes of people with albinism can and should be protected in the case of Kenya. The Right to life is an inherent right, and both state and non-state actors have legal obligations to refrain from intentional and unlawful

Living in the Shade

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  • Author : Esmail, Nahida
  • Publisher : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-04-12
  • ISBN : 9789987753871
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Ivory Stars is Tanzania’s first ever all-girls football team, but what makes this team even more unique is that they are people with albinism. Disregarded by society, the team is determined to show the world that they won’t be held back. As International Albinism Awareness Day approaches, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro would defy stereotypes and prove that they are extraordinarily capable. Join Tatu, the team leader, and the Ivory Stars on their quest to reach the summit of the

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  • Publisher : 24by7 Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-06-09
  • ISBN : 9390537835
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The modern world that ventures to conquer Mars still lives in a cave, psychologically. Otherwise, why do the modern wallahs bother so much about the colour of their skin? "I am white. You are black?" Face facts! Pigs are both white and black and eat poop with equal gusto from a garbage van. I haven't come across any Afro-American, calling any 'true' American a carrot on two legs or a red monkey of a mountain in Haridwar, India. But George

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781443423588
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Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can’t help a second look at this magical child. But soon a darker current begins to emerge—something is amiss. After three months of testing, Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare genetic condition. Emily, a folklore scholar and an award-winning journalist, is accustomed

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781101513798
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Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : OCLC:840186989
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781351398459
GET THIS BOOKExpanding Perspectives on Human Rights in Africa

This book draws attention to emerging issues around the rights of minorities, marginalized groups, and persons in Africa. It explores the gaps between human rights provisions and conditions, showing that although international human rights principles have been embraced in the continent, various minority groups and marginalized persons are denied such rights through criminalization and persecution. African countries have a good record of signing and ratifying international and regional rights instruments but the political will and capacity for enforcing these with

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781107072022
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