The Minister of Health, Honourable Halima Daudi, presided over the launch of Ufulu Wanga (My Rights) Project at a function that was held at Mtendere Secondary School Hall in Dedza district.
Ufulu Wanga Project, which is being funded by the European Union (EU), will be implemented in a bid to promote the rights and welfare of people with albinism in the targeted areas. Thus, the project interventions will focus on enhancing justice for people with albinism, providing counselling support services, and community sensitization on the rights of people with albinism.
The project will be implemented by a consortium of three partners: Beyond Skincare, Standing Voice, and YONECO. Ufulu Wanga Project will be implemented in eight districts across the country in Zomba, Ntcheu, Dedza, Balaka, Mulanje, Machinga, Mangochi and Phalombe.
In her remarks, the Guest of Honour to the function, Halima Daudi, avowed government’s commitment to ensure a successful implementation of the project which she described as a timely intervention.
The EU Ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency Rune Skinnebach, who was also present at the function explained to the media that the EU, through the project, will ensure that health facilities in the targeted districts have sunscreen lotions for persons with albinism.