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In Tanzania, traditional healers and witch doctors have long considered the body parts of people with albinism as being essential to their magical recipes.These practitioners of muti—or “medicine murder”—believe that their recipes heal the sick and bestow El Dorado-like fortunes on the poor.

A Pew Forum report revealed that more than 60 percent of Tanzanians depend on and believe in traditional healers, who tell them people with albinism have supernatural powers. People believe our bones, our blood, and our hair bring good luck and that women with albinism can cure HIV and AIDS.