Albino boy has received protective clothing and has been seen by a doctor
Wilderness' Serra Cafema camp responded to my blog post on tripadvisor. Thank you so much Serra Cafema for sending the doctor to the albino child and having provided him with protective clothing! I am so happy for the kid that he is getting help.
Here is an extract of the response from Serra Cafema:
"With regards to the young boy, although he does live in a village around the Kunene river he is not from the Serra Cafema community but a nearby village on the Angolan side of the river thus making it somewhat more tricky for us to offer him all the help we can. We at Serra Cafema have given his mother medication as well as hats and protective clothing (long sleeves and pants) to help prevent further damage. The problem is he is a typical little boy who just wants to play with his friends and does not like being bundled up in layers of clothing. Added to that the extreme temperatures that are experienced having to wear several layers upon layers to protect him from the sun becomes unbearable, so off come the protective clothing with dire consequences. This however has not deterred us from helping this child and his ever endeavouring mother, we have called a Doctor out to meet with mother and child and advise them on any medications or alternative solutions which can be employed to prevent the child from further ailments. We would like to thank you for your concern for this child and for asking others to help, as is the Wilderness Safaris way we do put great effort into caring for the local people that live around and near all our camps and it is always inspiring to see guests such as yourself taking as much care for this as we do "
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