COVID Blog: In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions are limiting access to sunscreen, critical for the survival of people with albinism – World Institute on Disability

COVID Blog: In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions are limiting access to sunscreen, critical for the survival of people with albinism

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by Priti Salian

It’s been several weeks since Barbra Anying went out to sell shoes in Lira, a city in northern Uganda. When non-essential businesses were prohibited to function due to the COVID-19 lockdown, she used up all her savings to sustain herself and her family, and is now unable to re-launch her modest mode of living.

The lockdown also banned transport, which put a pause on her trips to Kampala to buy shoes. In addition to losing access to [...]

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